Skip to comments.ABC News: Ridge to Resign, Sources Say
Posted on 11/30/2004 10:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
BTW .. didn't Ridge tell everyone back in Sept that he would be resigning soon?
Ridge LIVE on c-span now.....
Watching it on FoxNews now.
That's one thing Rudy would be smokin' good at-Homeland Security!
Ridge up. Says he will be in his position until Feb. 1 unless his successor is confirmed by the Senate before then.
Ridge now praising the people who make up the Department.
I don't recall, but him leaving isn't a shock.
Either Nugent or maybe Arnie as successor!
I'll be back... and I'll have weapons....
Dunno. He's like the annoying dork cousin who always comes over.
Rudy Giuliani is time to serve your Country again.
I was just thinking Ollie North!
An inspired choice would be Ollie North.
The following paragraph is from the AP article posted at Yahoo News:
Among those mentioned as possible candidates for Ridge's replacement are Bernard Kerik, interim Minister of the Interior for Iraq and former New York City police commissioner, former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Joe Allbaugh, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt, and White House homeland security adviser Fran Townsend. Others are also believed to be interested in the job, including Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security in the Homeland Security Department.
As a pilot... not soon enough!
Yep. I believe he wants to explore a presidential run in '08.
At age 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to serve as executive US Attorney. In 1975, Giuliani was recruited to Washington, D.C., where he was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General. From 1977 to 1981, Giuliani returned to New York to practice law at Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler.
In 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice. As Associate Attorney General, Giuliani supervised all of the US Attorney Offices' Federal law enforcement agencies, the Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the US Marshals.
In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he spearheaded the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white-collar criminals. Few US Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.
Ridge's qualifications were that he was a former DA and a governor.
Director of Homeland Ssecurity Artest: Anyone who disrespeks our country will get beat like a Pistons fan.
BTW, pass the popcorn and let's all settle back to watch the oh-so-predictable "mainstream" media spin this as evidence of yet more chaos in the new Bush administration, instead of the normal reshuffling that goes on when any president is reelected.
Possible .. but I doubt it
Says he's staying in the DC area and not going back to PA because his son is still in school and doesn't want to move his family again
Maybe we can get a MeCHA supporter to work hand in hand with the new Attorney General La Raza (The Race) supporter and say goodbye to our borders.
Besides Condi for SoS which was a no-brainer, haven't our speculations been totally wrong as to who W has been nominating to Cabinet posts?
Ugh...I hope not!
I am really disliking Shep Smith these days and he didn't help by jumping in just now.
MSNBC and CNN are correctly sticking with Ridge. Fox has "moved on".
Are you watching CNN ??
What's going on with the crowd in Canada .. looks like they brought in the riot gear
Oh, but while CNN covers Ridge they have onscreen "Protests against President Bush continue in Ottowa"
Oh, now CNN leaves Ridge to cover the protesters. MSNBC still with Ridge.
Ha...we both noted the CNN coverage of the protesters in Canada.
I'm on MSNBC now, though.
That bothers me also .. it's not like they have anything else but the Peterson trial to talk about
Don't know about the speculations of others, but what I posted in #112 was a paragraph from the Associated Press story. They listed names being mentioned in DC as possible successors to Ridge.
Anyone that thinks Bush will appoint someone who is interested in securing our borders is living in a dream world. If anything look for someone who supports open borders to be nominated. I could be wrong but I doubt it. Amazing how politicians think everyone except themselves, should follow our laws.
CNN just showed some fighting in the crowd.
Oh, look, a "No Blood for Oil" sign.
I am sure that idiot has never heard or would not care about the real blood for oil outrage: The "Oil for Food" scandal that lined Saddam's pockets and via Saddam's largesse, terrorists, as well as corrupt politicians and businessmen from various and sundry places like France and the UN. That resulted in the shedding of the blood of the Iraqi citizens as well as the terrorists' victims.
The Lost Son, by Bernie Kerik, was an eye opener. He was impressive in NYC in the days following 9/11 and his autobiography is fascinating.
Before being appointed Police Commission of NYC, Bernie was Commission of the Department of Correction. Prior to that he spent 3 yearsin the Army as an MP assigned to Korea and the 18th Airborne ehre he trained Special Forces at the JFK Unconventional Welfare Center in N.C.
I saw that .. along with the guys hitting the police over the head with sticks/clubs
I, for one, think he will appoint someone interested in securing our borders.
But then, I've got my brain to think with, ears to hear with and eyes to see with.
Grab your crying towel and find another thread to whine on.
Good riddance, Tommy Boy. One less pro-baby-killing heretic in the Administration.
I see the police are putting on gas masks
Just a matter of time for the Pepper Spray
Yes, they just want "peace"...
However, we should bear in mind that it's a long, long way between now and when the next GOP nominee will be chosen in 2008. Because it will be the first time in a very long time that no sitting VP or incumbent president will be running, 2008 will be the most wide open shot presidential wannabes in both parties will have in their lifetimes. For most, it will be their only shot.
I'm reading a new book called The Real Jimmy Carter which mentions, btw, that Time magazine called his actions bordering on treason.
After Carter's "malaise" speech, he had the most thorough, puzzling purge of his cabinet in the history of the United States presidency. He demanded the pro forma resignation of his entire cabinet along with 23 other senior WHite House staff. Time magazine called it the biggest cabinet upheaval since 1841.
The purge of his cabinet sent the dollar into a tailspin.
But we can't expect the MSM to actually remember any history; they just invent it as they go along.
They're dragging some off.
Suzanne Malveaux reporting says they're expecting as many as 15,000. It does NOT look big at all and they're all crammed together in small space.
They're noting the variety of issues on the signs (gee, just like the protests in NY before the Republican Convention).
Leon Harris speaking (foolishly) about how this represents the variety of issues "Canadians" have with the administration. I believe many were bussed in from the U.S. and as I pointed out, other protests of this type are also an amalgam of these lefty outfits.
That book sounds very interesting.
Bernard Kerik is the person I hope GWB nominates for that post. I suspect Rudy could have it if he wanted it, but I suspect Rudy is going to remain a "free agent" so that he can run for either governor of NY or president. Asa Hutchinson, currently a deputy at HSD, wants the job. So if he doesn't get it, look for him to resign also.
Well put. BTW, I commend you on your strong stomach. I couldn't bear to read anything about Jimmy Carter. The man makes my skin crawl.
Oh, I think you'd LOVE this book. It's the first book that exposes his treachery.
It's written by Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute who also wrote the book The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order as well as a book on Churchill.
A Time magazine article is quoted in the book: "Some of Carter's work has taken him dangerously close to the neighborhood of what we used to call treason."
It's given me ammunition for those libs and moderates who to this day think Carter is a saint.
I really liked Asa when he was an Impeachment Manager but think he's unhappy in his current slot; I think you're right that he'll resign if he doesn't receive the bump for this position.
I think you'd like the book as it would tell us the truth about the Carter presidency which from all accounts is far worse than I had remembered or ever read about.
Perhaps I'll take you up on your recommendation and will buy the book. I read about a book a week, so am always looking for fresh material.
I pick Michelle Malkin
The tough part about presidential appointments is that there are a limited number of posts, but almost an unlimited number of people who want them.
Let me phrase this in words you can understand, "Shove it". I will post when I want and how I want, if this bothers you then don't bother to read my posts.
Since my memory isn't great, what I've been doing is reading books like this and typing notes into my Word Processing book file.
That way when the MSM tells us something I am quite sure isn't true, I can look up the facts in the books I've read and send off a letter to the editor.
I'd love to see a book section on FR devoted to this kind of thing; we just can't read all the excellent books out there :-)