Saturday, December 11, 2004

Bernard Kerik

Tony Iovino comments on the withdrawal of Bernard Kerik's Homeland Security nomination:
Finally, is Bernard Kerik the best person for this job, or not? This is about the safety of the country. If there is somebody more capable, then he or she should have gotten the nod. If there are other people, equally qualified, and "stain free," then fine. But if not, have Kerik apologize, pay a fine, pay some employer taxes, and let him work on closing the borders so that others like him don't have illegal aliens to exploit in the future.
Seems right to me. Pity that precedent and political climate render Iovino's proposal an impossibility.