Bernie, in His Own Words
The man who came thisclose to getting the job of protecting the entire United States against terrorism, Bernard B. Kerik, didn't say much Friday after he pled guilty to breaking the law by not reporting gifts and loans. Those left wanting more will have to leap into the Power Plays time machine and revisit . . .
. . . The day Kerik became the city's police commissioner
- Together, we will continue the crime reduction efforts that have made the NYPD the premiere police department in the nation . . .
- Removing the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda leadership from Afghanistanand Saddam Hussein and his regime from Iraqwere just the beginning in addressing the real threats against us. . . .
- I think of the courage it took for our Commander in Chief to land on an airstrip in the dark of night, a world away, to be with our troops on Thanksgiving . . .
- You (Mr. President) have been a strong, effective and inspirational leader in the war for freedom and against terror. ... I would like to thank and recognize those whose love, support and sacrifice have brought me to this day . . . It is you and our great country that made it possible for a young boy raised on the modest streets of Patterson, New Jersey, whose dream was to become a cop, to stand today at the side of the President of the United States and accept this extraordinary nomination. . . .