In all the flurry of stories about Bernard Kerik<$NoAd$>, I must confess that I missed this one
in Wednesday's Post
about his time in Saudi Arabia. This had been one of the many apparent feathers in Kerik's cap.
But according to the Post article
Since he was nominated last week to be homeland security secretary, however, nine former employees of the hospital have said that Kerik and his colleagues were carrying out the private agenda of the hospital's administrator, Nizar Feteih, and that the surveillance was intended to control people's private affairs. Feteih became embroiled in a scandal that centered in part on his use of the institution's security staff to track the private lives of several women with whom he was romantically involved, and men who came in contact with them, the ex-employees said.
Not only is this a rather unfortunate record, if true, but it jibes with other parts of his history -- running Riker's island as a Republican fief
, the undying and unlimited fealty to Rudy, the rainmaking, whatever mumbo-jumbo happened in Iraq.