Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Tom Ridge resigns -- the Exodus continues...

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge (couldn't we call it "Domestic Security"? Doesn't "Homeland" sound a little too close to "Fatherland"?), the man who launched the infamous color-coded terror alerts and tutorials about preparing for possible attacks with the liberal use of duct tape, resigned today.

In leaving, Ridge said he was confident the United States is significantly safer than before 9-11.
CNB will not point out that Ridge failed to consolidate the dozen “terrorist watch lists” that are currently maintained by nine different government organizations. Ted Kennedy and Cat Stevens might, but CNB won't.

Why won't CNB? Because Ridge saying that the US is safer is a much more reserved statement than that of outgoing Atty. Gen. Ashcroft. CNB recalls Ashcroft recently saying that "the objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved." Read that again -- it won't suddenly begin to make sense. Makes it more understandable how this guy lost an election to a dead guy.