Just back from Spring Break and catching up with what I missed, including this story in yesterday’s Washington Post recounting how the White House failed to see the warning signs when it nominated Bernard Kerik to be head of Homeland Security. One of the main reasons, it turns out, was that Rudy Giuliani was vouching for him. Will this become a problem in the Republican frontrunner’s presidential bid? He didn’t seem to see it that way at the time, as was evidenced by this quote from Jay Carney’s report:
“Everything seemed pretty normal, at least by Washington or New York standards,” his mentor and boss, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, told TIME.