posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 07:34 AM
Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has apologized for pressing for Bernard Kerik's nomination as secretary of the Homeland Security department.
The nomination subsequently failed based on Mr. Kerik's admitted failure to pay taxes for a nanny who was in the country illegally in addition to
some questionable business dealings.
WASHINGTON -- Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, had a Christmas dinner at the White House on Sunday night, and he attended with at
least one goal--to apologize for pushing Bernard Kerik as homeland security secretary and then watching the nomination collapse in legal problems and
embarrass the president.
"I feel very bad," Giuliani said Sunday in a telephone interview, adding that he felt somewhat responsible.
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Guliani described the situation as a "personal embarrassment" and said "I don't like making mistakes". But was
it a mistake? As long as
Kerik had done a good job, I wouldn't have cared about some possible tax dodge...I mean, don't we all avoid taxes as much as possible (as much as we
can get away with)?
Still, it must have been galling for a man like Guliani to grovel to a man like Bush...
[edit on 13-12-2004 by Banshee]