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December 13, 2004

Bernard Kerik: Dead

I'm not clear on the concept here. How does it come about that nominees for public office are outed for their extra-marital affairs? Who finks? I imagine that the skill required to get this information is part and parcel of the investigative journalist's toolkit, but who are the asshats responsible for saying 'go'?

Is it just me or is this information rather difficult to find? I mean are women willfully blind? Was Kerik very sloppy? Or does national media attention literally have the ability to get the dirt on anyone? It's an ugly situation, I imagine. I wonder if anyone knows who knows what about whom, and what daggers lie waiting to be inserted into backs - if only there's a reporter to tell.

Posted by mbowen at December 13, 2004 04:17 PM

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My understanding is that he was having a affair with two women at the same time. And one woman discovered the other woman and it was rather messy.

A woman scorned .... times two.

Posted by: EG at December 13, 2004 05:43 PM

I'd prefer that non-violent moral lapses such as affairs and whatnot shouldn't be considered in anyway newsworthy and celebrities and politicians should be treated with same amount of respect and privacy that Joe Blow gets in that area of their personal lives. But Kerik managed to mangle his personal life with his professional life to such an extent that the information was eventually coming to light, especially the longer he stayed in the spotlight. And as long as the Republicans are going to paint Democrats as morally bankrupt, I'm always glad to see one of theirs outed.

Posted by: rockstar at December 13, 2004 08:45 PM

But it wasn't Kreik. When you hire folks for your hookup in China, you telling me you gonna let a knucklehead slip through who isn't even proficient in what you're hiring him for?

Posted by: Lester Spence at December 13, 2004 09:01 PM

Asshats? I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. I'll be giggling for a long time over that. There's a first for everything, LOL.

Posted by: Rosalind Gash at December 18, 2004 07:42 PM