Tag Archives: Tom Ridge

Pointless, Abused, Faked Terrorism Threat Level System To Be Abolished

Remember in 2009 when former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge confessed that he’d been pressured to raise the terrorism threat level in order to help Dubya’s 2004 campaign? And how that totally worked? Today Homeland Security announced that they are doing away with the color-coded system, effective in March. The new system will only announce known threats to specific locations, …

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On Iraq War: Maddow Vs. Ridge

Rachel Maddow tears in former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge on the legitimacy of the Iraq war. Required viewing.

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Tom Ridge: Homeland Security Faked Terror Alerts For Dubya

Former director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge admits in his new book that he was pressured into faking terror alerts in order to help George W. Bush win reelection. Dave Weigel, writing for the Washington Independent, notes that in the past, Ridge has denied manipulating security information for political reasons. In 2004, for example, he said, “We don’t do politics …

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John McCain: Pro-Choice Veep? OK!
Pro-Gay Veep? NO WAY!

John McCain says it’s OK for his veep to be pro-choice, like Tom Ridge, but not OK for him to be pro-gay, like Michael Bloomberg. “I think it’s a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a–albeit strong–but just it’s a disagreement. …

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