Somewhere John Ashcroft is giggling, which is probably some kind of sin…
Alberto Gonzalez snatches the yellow jersey from Condi Rice if the Tour de Incompetent:
Kerik, who withdrew his own nomination Friday and apologized yesterday for embarrassing Bush, was asked numerous times by White House lawyers if he had employed an illegal immigrant or failed to pay taxes on domestic help, the sources said.
Kerik was told he would humiliate his family, himself and the president if he lied on either account, the officials said. He responded with firm denials. After digging deeper, however, Kerik said he discovered last week that he might have a problem on both accounts and withdrew his name.
In the vetting process, which was conducted by the office of White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales, Kerik also never mentioned that a New Jersey judge had issued a warrant for his arrest in 1998 over a civil dispute over unpaid bills, the sources said. The existence of the dispute was first reported by Newsweek Friday night.
It is unclear why White House lawyers could not uncover a warrant that Newsweek discovered after a few days of research, although some are blaming Bush’s insistence on speed and secrecy for failing to catch this and other potential red flags in Kerik’s background.
And here’s a bonus from World O’Crap’s commenter, glenstonecottage :
“It has also been brought to my attention that for a period of time during such employment required tax payments and related filings had not been made.”
Funny how easily “personal responsibility” conservatives will lapse into that good old ‘passive voice’… remember Reagan’s Iran-Contra admission that “mistakes were made”?
In the future, when historians laud the Bu**sh** administration as the crookedest collection of cocksuckers since the adminstration of Ulysses S. Grant, perhaps conservatives will reluctantly admit that “cocks were sucked”.
Bravo. Golf clap, golf clap.