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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:07 PM
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Kerik Withdraws His Name for DHS Chief
Edited on Fri Dec-10-04 09:29 PM by NNN0LHI
I will post a link when I find one.

Don

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041211/D86T6BF81.html

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:08 PM
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1. whaaaaaaaaa ?
:wow:
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:08 PM
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2. Every now and then, something kinda goes our way
and all we can do is be completely shocked.
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Smirking_Chimp Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:09 PM
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3. I wonder what's up? Too many extra babies?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:13 PM
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6. didn't want to give up the $$$$ from the Pharm that produces Oxycotin
among others.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:15 PM
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7. 'Taser, Purdue Pharma, MedAire, Entergy Nuclear..etc
Edited on Fri Dec-10-04 09:31 PM by maddezmom
Since May this year, Kerik has served on the board of MedAire, a Tempe, Ariz., company that provides a global medical network for travelers needing assistance and consultations for Americans living abroad who face an immediate security crisis.



~snip~

Kerik has played a key security consultant's role for a number of Kerik and Giuliani clients. Among them:

_Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the narcotic painkiller OxyContin. Kerik helped the company improve security at two manufacturing plants after it experienced employee theft and found that additional security measurers were needed for the highly regulated drug. Kerik worked to improve the capacity of safes to secure the product, upgrade camera surveillance and install other security measures.

_The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug industry association that opposes importation of medicine from Canada and elsewhere. Kerik visited ports, reviewed prescription drug Internet sites and helped prepare a report for the industry on dangers of importation. He told a government task force in April that allowing imports could invite terrorists to purchase drugs legally and use them in a biological attack

_Entergy Nuclear Northeast, operator of five nuclear power plants. Kerik and others helped ensure the plants were operated with state-of-the-art security.

___



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:33 PM
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14. and the bogus "Corrections Fund"
Kerik has also dodged numerous financial scandals during his career. One such controversy involved a little-known foundation operated by the New York City Department of Corrections under Kerik authority.

According to an investigation by the New York Daily News back in early 2003, nearly $1 million from sales of cigarettes to Rikers Island inmates was diverted to the Correction Foundation, an organization created and headed by Kerik himself. The money -- which was tobacco companies provided in place of rebate merchandise that previously went to inmates -- was spent with apparent disregard for rules governing public funds, reported the Daily News. Although no one was criminally charged despite apparent IRS rules violations, one board member told the Daily News he quit in protest after requested access to the suspect financial records went unanswered.

Though Kerik has always denied any knowledge of unlawful activity in connection with the Foundation, the diverted funds remain unaccounted for to this day. Newsday reports that one of Keriks aides, highly-paid Fred Patrick, is now serving a one-year prison sentence for misusing tobacco funds donated to the Correction Foundation.

http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&it...
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:14 PM
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23. Sounds like a real mobster alright.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:09 PM
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4. yay
one brownshirt down.

bush's exquisite talent for finding the scum of the earth for his cabinet positions is once again in the spotlight. Who will be the next thug added to his staff?


Cher
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:17 PM
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10. Looks like Rudy might have to do it himself n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:18 PM
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12. wish the emoticons worked in subject line
Edited on Fri Dec-10-04 09:21 PM by maddezmom
:puke:
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dazeconf Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:12 PM
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5. just wait
for all we know shrub could nominate Dan Quayle as the replacement.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:16 PM
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8. Adolph W. Chimpygruber sure can pick em!
dead girl/live boy/dead horse?

or was it just too embarrassing?

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:17 PM
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9. No, I think this was the original, going by the Latest page of DU (n/t)
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:17 PM
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11. and here's a link
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:27 PM
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13. Link:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:34 PM
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15. MSNBC reported: Kerik said he didn't pay taxes for his housekeeper
that's probably the least of his trouble.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:35 PM
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18. Yeah, like that would bring him down!
It must be just the tip of the iceburg.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:40 PM
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20. read this little tidbit
According to an investigation by the New York Daily News back in early 2003, nearly $1 million from sales of cigarettes to Rikers Island inmates was diverted to the Correction Foundation, an organization created and headed by Kerik himself. The money -- which was tobacco companies provided in place of rebate merchandise that previously went to inmates -- was spent with apparent disregard for rules governing public funds, reported the Daily News. Although no one was criminally charged despite apparent IRS rules violations, one board member told the Daily News he quit in protest after requested access to the suspect financial records went unanswered.

Though Kerik has always denied any knowledge of unlawful activity in connection with the Foundation, the diverted funds remain unaccounted for to this day. Newsday reports that one of Keriks aides, highly-paid Fred Patrick, is now serving a one-year prison sentence for misusing tobacco funds donated to the Correction Foundation
http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&it...
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muse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:32 PM
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27. why does a joker like this even let the FBI background check process . . .
start? Is it ego? Does he think this type of thing, the undocumented housekeeper and the other questionable stuff won't see the light of day? Is it arrogance? Stupidity?
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:34 PM
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16. MSNBC was just saying that
it was about a household employee that may have been an undocumented worker.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:56 PM
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21. oh yeah, right--the old housekeeper routine
Like Bernard Kerik is in the same crime league as Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood.

HE WISHES.


Cher
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:35 PM
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17. Soooooooo...Too many damn skeletons in the closet, Bernie?
Or did somebody in the "Liberal" Media track down your long-lost daughter?

Scum-bag piece of shit THUG. Go apply one of your money-makers to your crotch until all hell breaks loose, that'll make ya feel better....
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:35 PM
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19. . . . and another link (Washington Post)
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:12 PM
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22. Kick for ALL the KERIK Threads
***********QUOTE***********
KERIK as thug: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/media/columns/medi ... /

.... Then Judith and Rupert found each other -- and ReganBooks was born. Not only did their commercial instincts mesh, but Judy's what's-the-world-ever-done-for-me politics were highly compatible with the Murdoch view.

And then the sex part. It's a one-woman show.

I have never heard anyone talk about sex the way Judy does. I have never heard anyone talk about their sexual partners the way Judy does. I have never heard anyone analyze individual motivations, the workings of the marketplace, and politics, too, in such precisely sexual terms. The other day, on her show, she kept interrupting her tempered guests on the subject of why women like Bill Clinton, and, voice rising, saying: "They want to have sex with him -- that's why they like him!"

Early in her career at Simon & Schuster, she published a book called The Rogue Warrior and fought tooth and nail for a full-face cover photo of the author. "Don't they understand?" she stormed to me. "Women will buy this because they want to fuck him!" She got the full face and a best-seller.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0880010.html

Born: 1953
Birthplace: Massachusetts?

Growing up on Long Island, Regan earned a BA in English from Vassar College. In the late 1970s, she studied voice and worked as a secretary before becoming a reporter for the National Enquirer. In 1987 Regan proposed a book on American families and their role models to Simon & Schuster. The editors were impressed, and she joined Simon & Schuster, developing a string of best-selling celebrity tell-all books, including those by talk show host Rush Limbaugh and radio personality Howard Stern. Her aggressive, sales-oriented approach was highly successful, but critics charged she was undermining publishing by manufacturing personality-driven books. In 1994 Rupert Murdoch gave Regan her own imprint at HarperCollins, ReganBooks, and a TV show on Fox News. A Manhattan resident, Regan is divorced and has two children.

http://www.amiannoying.com/2002/view.aspx?ID=4537

Published Howard Stern's 'Private Parts' and 'Miss America,' 'Monica Lewinsky's Untold Story: An Amorality Tale,' 'Quivers a Life' and Rush Limbaugh's 'See I Told You So' and 'The Way it Ought to Be'
Hosts Fox News interview show

Why she might be annoying:
Her son was born out of wedlock and she never married the father.
She divorced Robert Kleinschmidt, the father of her daughter, in a very angry divorce. The divorce battle went for over five years and went through dozens of lawyers and many judges, costing more than a million dollars.
When she published rival Rush Limbaugh's book, Howard Stern called her 'Judas Limbaugh.'
She wrote for the National Enquirer for three years.

Why she might not be annoying:
She looks like Isabella Rossellini.
She graduated Vassar College on a scholarship.
She has edited books from the left and right political viewpoint with out censoring ideas.
She ranked #94 in Entertainment Week Power List of 1993.

http://www.zianet.com/insightanalytical/newlow.htm

Regan looked straight into the camera and for almost 10 minutes, delivered a pseudo stream-of-consciousness poetry riff mocking Clinton. Referring to his sad boyhood, she mocked his loneliness, then proclaimed that he built himself up and called himself KING, because "I am rich and I can do what I want!" She likened him to the cast out Socks, and envisioned him an old man meeting up with Socks at 125th street, both holding tin cups. ....

It was incredibly vicious. What was especially appalling was how she took the most painful aspects of Bill's background--his truly grievous childhood--and twisted them, using them to mock him. If this wasn't the "politics of personal destruction" I don't know how else you could describe this horrific display. ....

***********UNQUOTE*********
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:15 PM
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24. Hell, it must be friday.....
If bushites are announcing bad news, it HAS to be Friday... Can't wait to see what they dump on Christmas and New Year's Eves.....
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:17 PM
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25. Just heard that the news on local NY TV news.....
That this guy may be running for Govenor.

I'm sure it is just hearsay.

But with his crooked connections he could rigg
anything to go his way.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:27 PM
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26. And, if anyone wants to know...
... what's wrong with the Democratic Party, a hint of it can be found in Chuck Schumer's and Hillary Clinton's endorsement of Kerik for the job.

Kerik is the poster boy of conspicuous corruption, a political hit man and stooge for Rudy Giuliani, and two prominent Democrats from one of the bluest of states endorse him. What's wrong with that picture?
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:34 PM
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28. Good Lord----I didn't know they had endorsed Kerik. Why?
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:48 PM
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30. You'll have to ask them...
... I can't think of a single good reason. :shrug:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:40 PM
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29. Disneyland on the Potomac
It's a different 'reality' there. :shrug:
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-04 04:18 AM
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31. Duplicate
This thread was really first but the other has a lot more responses

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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