Could this come back to haunt the former mayor of New York? Excerpted from The Caucus:
“Sure, there were issues, but if I have the same degree of success and failure [as Bernard Kerik] as president of the United States, this country will be in great shape,” Mr. Giuliani said.
Mr. Kerik [former police commissioner of New York] now faces a possible indictment on a range of federal felony charges, including perhaps tax evasion and bribery, stemming in part from his acceptance of $165,000 in renovations to his Bronx apartment paid for by a construction firm suspected of links to organized crime. In June 2006, he pleaded guilty in the Bronx to state misdemeanor charges relating to the same renovations.
So is Giuliani saying if he evades taxes and accepts bribes while President, it’s fine as long as things improve during his time in office? Giuliani is showing a striking similarity to Bush, where blind loyalty trumps all other matters. Heckuva job, Bernie.