<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: High school dropout to become secretary of Homeland Security

Friday, December 03, 2004

High school dropout to become secretary of Homeland Security

Bush has selected Bernard B. Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner, as secretary of homeland security. Kerik, described by the NY Times as "street-savvy," is a high school dropout, an Army veteran, and a former private security guard, jail warden, and undercover narcotics officer. He was police commissioner of NYC for just a year—from 2000 until a few months after 9/11.

Like the sound of that résumé? There's more: Kerik spent time in Iraq last year helping the Iraqis set up a security force. And we know how successful that's been...

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/03/politics/03cabinet.html?oref=login&th

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