Quote of the day goes to Josh Marshall on Cash-N-Kerik.
Just boil it down and say it: when it came time to choose a police commissioner Rudy chose a crooked, mobbed up cop. And he was warned about it all in advance.
That isn't just one decision among hundreds of thousands. It's one of such recklessness, irresponsibility and even a hard-to-figure indifference to criminal conduct that, just on the terms upon which Rudy has asked voters to judge his candidacy, it should pretty much end his campaign in its tracks.
Unfortunately after seven years of the shock and awe corruption endemic in the Bush administration, it probably won't even register as a blip on the average Jake's radar screen.