Today Bernard Kerik tweeted from a Washington courthouse where he was appearing to plead Not Guilty for the third time since he was brought up on charges of lying to the Bush White House.
Twitter is great because you can really see where a person’s head is at on any given day, any given moment – if you like that sort of thing. Like it or not, micro-blogging gives all the opportunity to vent and to be vented upon.
For those of you not keeping up (or heretofore uninterested) Kerik is the former Police Commissioner of New York who was the top guy during 9/11. He was tight with Rudy Guiliani and was, in 2004, nominated by George Bush for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security. Kerik withdrew his name from consideration due to some controversy over a Nanny.
He’s been indicted under ethics charges and, according to the Associated Press,
“Kerik is charged with two counts of making a false statement to aides of President George W. Bush in late 2004, after the president had picked Kerik to run the Homeland Security Department established in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Kerik is accused of denying to Bush aides that he had financial dealings with contractors seeking to do business with the city. But prosecutors say contractors spent more than $255,000 renovating his apartment in 1999 and 2000 while he was New York’s corrections commissioner.
He’s facing charges relating to the case in New York state court and federal courts in Washington and New York. The false statement charges were originally brought as part of the larger federal case in New York but were dismissed and transferred to Washington, where prosecutors say the crimes occurred.”
Here’s a snapshot of Kerik’s Tweet from early this morning…
This is a man who has, as of this writing, only about 100 followers (not a lot considering his notoriety and frequent news-mentions, but this Tweet has gotten lots – and I do mean lots – of press. He also maintains another business of sorts. Here’s a link to his site where the homepage reads, “THE KERIK GROUP LLC is an internationally respected global provider of Homeland Security and industrial security services.”
Is the interest on his Tweet because of what he said? Or the platform he’s using? Maybe just great PR.
Anyway, have a great weekend. Grey skies are gonna clear up here in NY 🙂
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