We report on how the Bernie Kerik fiasco has tarnished Rudy. And if you’re tired of the Bernie story, keep in mind that the former mayor has other problems too:
One moment of truth came in a quiet snub from David Keene, the chairman of the American Conservative Union and a Republican Party gatekeeper, whose annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a prime forum for aspiring Presidential nominees (even, yes, years before the actual election).
Mr. Keene told The Observer that he received “an informal feeler” from a Giuliani aide seeking to place the former New York Mayor as a speaker at the conference.
“I didn’t quite see how he fit in,” said Mr. Keene. “He’s a celebrity and he’s got a lot to say, but we’re probably not focused on the issues he’s focused on. We’re focused on small government, taxes.”
The basic problem with Mr. Giuliani, said Mr. Keene: “I don’t think he is a conservative.”