In search of what moral influences made the Rudy Giuliani we see today, Newsweek explores the pol's past and finds a boy with both cops and crooks in his family. The clash between Rudy's Catholic education and a father who served prison time, the mag writes, might explain his obsession with scofflaws and blindness to Bernard Kerik’s misdeeds.
Kerik said he felt like a "made man" when accepted into Giuliani's inner circle. Giuliani’s life experiences blur the line between saints and sinners, leaving a selective moral sense. His strong professional record contrasts with shattered personal ties that include Alfonse D’Amato, who nominated him for US attorney and now campaigns for Thompson.