Quote of the weekend

Former New York City police chief (and friend of Rudy Giuliani) Bernie Kerik knows exactly what he's supposed to say: 9/11!

Published November 12, 2007 12:30PM (EST)

"My life has been marked by challenge. Whether it was growing up, being a cop, Rikers Island, the New York City Police Department, or the worst challenge, until this time, my challenges during and after 9/11."

-- Bernie Kerik, the former police commissioner of New York City, speaking to reporters on the steps of a courthouse just after he pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Kerik's indictment has come at a bad time for the presidential campaign of his chief patron, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But hey, at least he's staying on message.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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