This N.Y. Times story says a lot about Rudy Giuliani's leadership style and his lack of candor:
The former mayor said, though, that neither he nor any of his aides could recall being briefed about Mr. Kerik’s involvement with the company.
But a review of Mr. Kuriansky’s diaries, and investigators’ notes from a 2004 interview with him, now indicate that such a session indeed took place. What is more, Mr. Kuriansky also recalled briefing one of Mr. Giuliani’s closest aides, Dennison Young Jr., about Mr. Kerik’s entanglements with the company just days before the police appointment, according to the diaries he compiled at the time and his later recollection to the investigators.
The additional evidence raises questions not only about the precision of Mr. Giuliani’s recollection, but also about how a man who proclaims his ability to pick leaders came to overlook a jumble of disturbing information about Mr. Kerik, even as he pushed him for two crucial government positions.
Giuliani suggested to the Bush Administration that Burnie Kerik would make a good Director of the Department of Homeland Security, and Giuliani even coached Kerik for the interviews. This resulted in Bush nominating Kerik for that cabinet post.
Now Burnie Kerik may be facing charges of illegal wiretapping, as well as tax evasion and making false statements under oath. Ture illegal wiretapping and making false statements under oath are parts of the job description for any Director of the Department of Homeland Security under Bush, but Duhbya doesn't like being be so public about it.
Giuliani wrote in his Book "Leadership":
"I believe that the skill I have developed better than any other was surrounding myself with great people,"
In reality the only skills Giuliani seems to have developed are surrounding himself with sleazy cronies, and distorting the truth.
This has the potential to be a HUGE blow to Giuliani's campaign. Mitt Romney is sure to have a field day with this new information.