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Washington stunned by Friday night release of Bernard Kerik from consideration of homeland security secretary... Reports claim Kerik withdrew due to 'Nanny Problem'.. possibly had an illegal alien baby-sitting his kids and failed to properly report her taxable income... MORE...
Past immigration problems
The immigration status of household help employed by prospective high-level government officials has been an issue for the past decade, starting with Zoe Baird, President Bill Clinton's first pick for attorney general.
Baird was forced to withdraw in 1993 after admitting she employed two undocumented workers and did not pay required employee taxes for them.
Clinton's second nominee for the same post, Kimba Wood, withdrew when similar nanny problems came to light.
Bush's first nominee for labor secretary in 2001, Linda Chavez, withdrew her nomination after disclosing that an illegal immigrant had lived in her house in the 1990s and performed household chores.
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
The guy (Kerik) needs to be prosecuted. No college when it is a requirement, illegal tax evasion, yet one more immigration problem, conflict of interests, abandons woman and child (the only bastard is the father)
what else was this super-hero hiding?
Giuliani as replacement? Everyone hated this guy until 9-11. It takes a disaster to make someone acceptable?
During his term in office, he cut crime in the city by more than half. He improved the public school system, beat organized crime within an inch of its life, and attacked white-collar crime as well as corruption in government. In addition, he cut the welfare roll and got people back into the workforce, adding to the city's prosperity rather than detracting from it.
Originally posted by sandge
IMHO, any one of these would be reason enough for him to withdraw his name from contention, certainly more so than would another "Nannygate."