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ABC News: Ridge to Resign, Sources Say
ABC Radio News | 11-30-04

Posted on 11/30/2004 10:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; bush; bush43; cabinet; dhs; giuliani; homelandsecurity; resignation; rudolf; rudolfgiuliani; rudy; rudygiuliani; term2; terrorists; tomridge; w; w2; waronterror; wot
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To: OXENinFLA

BTW .. didn't Ridge tell everyone back in Sept that he would be resigning soon?


101 posted on 11/30/2004 11:47:55 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ridge LIVE on c-span now.....


102 posted on 11/30/2004 11:48:06 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Watching it on FoxNews now.


103 posted on 11/30/2004 11:48:08 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: mainepatsfan

That's one thing Rudy would be smokin' good at-Homeland Security!


104 posted on 11/30/2004 11:48:47 AM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: RockinRight

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.


105 posted on 11/30/2004 11:48:54 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Mo1

I don't recall, but him leaving isn't a shock.


106 posted on 11/30/2004 11:49:06 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Either Nugent or maybe Arnie as successor!

I'll be back... and I'll have weapons....


107 posted on 11/30/2004 11:49:20 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: Joann37

Dunno. He's like the annoying dork cousin who always comes over.


108 posted on 11/30/2004 11:50:18 AM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rudy Giuliani is time to serve your Country again.


109 posted on 11/30/2004 11:50:30 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: TheBigB

I was just thinking Ollie North!

Good call!


110 posted on 11/30/2004 11:50:31 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: MJM59

An inspired choice would be Ollie North.


111 posted on 11/30/2004 11:52:02 AM PST by Semper Paratus (Michael)
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To: bahblahbah
Bring in Rudy or Kerik.

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.

112 posted on 11/30/2004 11:52:41 AM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: OXENinFLA
So when is Norm Mineta leaving???

As a pilot... not soon enough!

113 posted on 11/30/2004 11:52:53 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: Mo1
BTW .. didn't Ridge tell everyone back in Sept that he would be resigning soon?

Yep. I believe he wants to explore a presidential run in '08.

114 posted on 11/30/2004 11:53:59 AM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: MJM59
What are his credentials in the area of security for anything?

Plenty:

A BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI excerpt:

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.

~snip~

Ridge's qualifications were that he was a former DA and a governor.

115 posted on 11/30/2004 11:55:02 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: rintense
Nice bumper sticker idea....

Director of Homeland Ssecurity Artest: Anyone who disrespeks our country will get beat like a Pistons fan.

116 posted on 11/30/2004 11:56:00 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Bush/Cheney -- Peace through Strength)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


117 posted on 11/30/2004 11:57:40 AM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: Wolfstar
Yep. I believe he wants to explore a presidential run in '08.

Possible .. but I doubt it

118 posted on 11/30/2004 11:59:18 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: cyncooper

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


119 posted on 11/30/2004 12:00:52 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


120 posted on 11/30/2004 12:01:04 PM PST by A Navy Vet (CARE PACKAGES for TROOPS: www.opgratitude.com - www.anysoldier.us)
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To: Wolfstar

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?


121 posted on 11/30/2004 12:01:32 PM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: Wolfstar

Ugh...I hope not!


122 posted on 11/30/2004 12:01:50 PM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: Mo1

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".


123 posted on 11/30/2004 12:02:12 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: cyncooper

Are you watching CNN ??

What's going on with the crowd in Canada .. looks like they brought in the riot gear


124 posted on 11/30/2004 12:03:34 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Mo1

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.


125 posted on 11/30/2004 12:03:36 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Mo1

Ha...we both noted the CNN coverage of the protesters in Canada.

I'm on MSNBC now, though.


126 posted on 11/30/2004 12:04:58 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: cyncooper
I am really disliking Shep Smith these days and he didn't help by jumping in just now.

That bothers me also .. it's not like they have anything else but the Peterson trial to talk about

127 posted on 11/30/2004 12:05:04 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: RockinRight
...haven't our speculations been totally wrong as to who W has been nominating to Cabinet posts?

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.

128 posted on 11/30/2004 12:06:54 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: All

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.


129 posted on 11/30/2004 12:07:34 PM PST by JustAnAmerican (Being Independent means never having to say you're Partisan)
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To: Mo1

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.


130 posted on 11/30/2004 12:09:07 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


131 posted on 11/30/2004 12:09:26 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: cyncooper
Oh, look, a "No Blood for Oil" sign.

I saw that .. along with the guys hitting the police over the head with sticks/clubs

132 posted on 11/30/2004 12:10:51 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: JustAnAmerican
Anyone that thinks Bush will appoint someone who is interested in securing our borders is living in a dream world.

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.

133 posted on 11/30/2004 12:12:03 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good riddance, Tommy Boy. One less pro-baby-killing heretic in the Administration.


134 posted on 11/30/2004 12:12:32 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: cyncooper

I see the police are putting on gas masks

Just a matter of time for the Pepper Spray


135 posted on 11/30/2004 12:12:46 PM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: Mo1

Yes, they just want "peace"...


136 posted on 11/30/2004 12:13:01 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: RockinRight; Mo1
Political pundits have spoken off and on of Tom Ridge's interest in running for president since 1999. After GWB was nominated in 2000, Ridge was considered to be on the short list for the VP slot before Dubya surprised everyone by picking Dick Cheney. Even during this latest campaign, punditry had it that Ridge would resign if GWB won reelection, so that Ridge could start a presidential exploratory effort.

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.

137 posted on 11/30/2004 12:15:04 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


138 posted on 11/30/2004 12:15:45 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: Mo1

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.


139 posted on 11/30/2004 12:17:00 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Peach

That book sounds very interesting.


140 posted on 11/30/2004 12:18:15 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Peach

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.


141 posted on 11/30/2004 12:18:16 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: Peach
But we can't expect the MSM to actually remember any history; they just invent it as they go along.

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.

142 posted on 11/30/2004 12:19:52 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


143 posted on 11/30/2004 12:23:20 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


144 posted on 11/30/2004 12:24:42 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: cyncooper

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.


145 posted on 11/30/2004 12:25:39 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: Peach

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.


146 posted on 11/30/2004 12:26:04 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

I pick Michelle Malkin


147 posted on 11/30/2004 12:27:20 PM PST by Mr. K ((this space for rent))
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To: Peach

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.


148 posted on 11/30/2004 12:27:40 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: cyncooper

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.


149 posted on 11/30/2004 12:28:49 PM PST by JustAnAmerican (Being Independent means never having to say you're Partisan)
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To: Wolfstar

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 :-)


150 posted on 11/30/2004 12:29:36 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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