The Moose presents the first Joseph R. McCarthy Award to the public servant who best embodies the spirit of the late Senator.
The Award goes to Bernard Kerik, the President's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Before his first day on the job, Mr. Kerik captured the internal security sentiments of old Tail Gunner Joe -
"Political criticism is our enemies' best friend." Bernard Kerik, as quoted in Newsday about opponents of the Iraq war
The Moose observes that you really can't make this up.