Frankly we are surprised President Bush has nominated Bernie Kerik to head the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik has never really impressed us, his compelling personal story aside. Maybe there’s more to Kerik than we know, but has his background and experience in New York City law enforcement really prepared him for this vital role? We don’t see it, but we will reserve our opinion and wish him the best – our security depends on it.
Our Senator Jon Corzine
seems to support Kerik’s nomination:
“I know Mr. Kerik to be an accomplished and well respected law enforcement official. I am pleased that a New Jersey native, someone from this region who bore witness to the tragedy of 9/11and served on the front lines of the response has been nominated to head the Department of Homeland Security.“