Bernard Kerik claims he withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Homeland Security because his nanny was an illegal alien. Don't make me laugh.
Kerik harassed an employee of New York City's Corrections Department on behalf of a former girlfriend. Like anyone associated with Rudy Giuliani he was making a fortune by pimping 9/11. Potential conflicts of interest with a taser manufacturer that does business with Homeland Security were bound to come up. The New York Times (registration required) has part of the story, and Newsday has even more sordid details.
The most disgraceful part of this story is the continued wimpiness of democrats. Apparently none of them were going to raise the issue of unethical and possibly illegal activities committed by Kerik. Senators Clinton and Schumer were enthusiastically supporting his nomination.