Washington, Dec 10, 2004 -- 'Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, President Bush's choice to be homeland security secretary, has withdrawn his name from consideration, the White House announced late Friday.'
'Presidential press secretary Scott McClellan, in a conference call to news organizations, revealed that Kerik had withdrawn "for personal reasons".'
As one wag put it, he wanted to spend more time with his families. In any case, Kerik was apparently a real piece of work. He would have fit right in.
Random additional musings: It's not entirely relevant, but what the hell?