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December 16, 2004

It's Good to be A New Yorker

Tina Brown on the Kerik fiasco:

It turns out that all that Capitol Hill huffing and puffing for three weeks about how our mighty intelligence agencies should share information was irrelevant. They have no information to share, whether it's about Iran, Iraq -- or Bernie Kerik.

For New Yorkers the Kerik saga is a nice moment of one-upmanship at Washington's expense. To know that the former police commissioner and current partner in Rudy Giuliani's post-9/11 money machine was a disaster waiting to happen, you didn't need the bureaucratic talents of an army of FBI agents and White House lawyers. All you needed was to be a reader of the New York Post's Page Six. Over the years, Bernie has garnered more blind items than Paris Hilton. No one in this town believed for more than 10 minutes that Berniegate was just another nannygate.

Posted by RalphTaylor at December 16, 2004 06:55 AM