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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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1 posted on 11/30/2004 10:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also heard on AM 600 KOGO, 10am newsbreak.


2 posted on 11/30/2004 10:05:25 AM PST by newzjunkey ("The rule of law has become confused with - indeed subverted by - the rule of judges." - Robert Bork)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bring in Rudy or Kerik.


3 posted on 11/30/2004 10:07:51 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My pick as successor:

LOL

4 posted on 11/30/2004 10:08:12 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Homeland Security needs both organizational genius and someone with the ability to knock heads together.

I nominate Rudy Giuliani.

5 posted on 11/30/2004 10:08:18 AM PST by Publius
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good Ridgence!
I nominate Rudy to fill the position until January '06 when he will resign to run and win U.S. Senator from NY seat 11/06...
bye, bye Klintoon


6 posted on 11/30/2004 10:09:33 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
One thing's for sure... we can't allow Asa Hutchinson to be elevated to Secretary. He was responsible for haulting the illegal immigrant sweeps in Southern California. He's ridiculously open border and willfully blind to the problem.
7 posted on 11/30/2004 10:10:44 AM PST by newzjunkey ("The rule of law has become confused with - indeed subverted by - the rule of judges." - Robert Bork)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Executive Order November 29, 2004

Designation of Additional Officers for the Department of Homeland Security Order of Succession

8 posted on 11/30/2004 10:11:15 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: newzjunkey

Kerik.


9 posted on 11/30/2004 10:12:40 AM PST by WoodstockCat (W2 !!! Four more Years!!)
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Ridge to Resign, Sources Say

Homeland Security Secretary Has Sent Word to President

- Tom Ridge is resigning as secretary of homeland security, ABC News has learned.

Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania, has sent his letter of resignation to President Bush, sources told ABC News.

Bush, who is traveling in Canada, was expected to make a formal announcement later in the day.


10 posted on 11/30/2004 10:13:44 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Press Conference at 2:45 pm EST

Resignation announced around 1:10 pm EST

This job is the Kiss of Death.

He has been playing the odds since accepting the job and has come out in fairly good shape.

I hope his successor has equally good luck...
11 posted on 11/30/2004 10:15:17 AM PST by Dalite (If PRO is the opposite of CON, What is the opposite of PROgress? Go Figure....)
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To: Publius
Did you say the ability to knock heads? Maybe I should suggest:


12 posted on 11/30/2004 10:16:05 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good riddance. Maybe he'll be replaced with someone who realizes we need to guard our borders.


13 posted on 11/30/2004 10:16:12 AM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

14 posted on 11/30/2004 10:16:51 AM PST by TheBigB (I sure could go for a charbroiled hamburger sammich and some french fried potatoes!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Good riddance. A "nice" guy but anyone who doesn't have the guts to shut down the PC nonsense at airports and ram through some serious border control doesn't belong in that job.
15 posted on 11/30/2004 10:16:55 AM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus
anyone who doesn't have the guts to shut down the PC nonsense at airports and ram through some serious border control doesn't belong in that job.

Amen brother!

Groping grandma while the borders go un-controlled does not make the homeland secure.

16 posted on 11/30/2004 10:19:35 AM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: Publius

Bush can't pick Rudy. He supports partial birth abortion!! /sarcasm/


17 posted on 11/30/2004 10:20:44 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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Homeland Security Chief Ridge to Resign
Tue Nov 30, 2004 01:17 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will announce his resignation on Tuesday, a department official said.

Ridge is due to announce his decision at a 2:45 p.m. news conference, the official said.


18 posted on 11/30/2004 10:20:47 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

MSNBC reporting now.


19 posted on 11/30/2004 10:21:23 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!


20 posted on 11/30/2004 10:21:40 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

The problem with Artest is he won't react until someone attacks us and then he'll go attack someone even if he doesn't know that was the person who did it!!


21 posted on 11/30/2004 10:21:52 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: EllaMinnow

A "while you are out" PING

I have to say, I have never been a Ridge fan. I'm reluctant to post such a comment, but I will say I look forward to seeing who his replacement is.


22 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:21 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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Ridge steps down as homeland security secretary, officials say
- KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
 

(11-30) 10:20 PST WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has informed the White House and department staff that he has resigned, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

In an e-mail circulated to senior Homeland Security officials, Ridge praised the department as "an extraordinary organization that each day contributes to keeping America safe and free." He also said he was privileged to work with the department's 180,000 employees "who go to work every day dedicated to making our company better and more secure."

A news conference has been set for 2:45 p.m.

In October 2001, Ridge became the nation's first White House homeland security adviser, leading a massive undertaking to rethink all aspects of security within the U.S. borders in the wake of the terror attacks of September 2001.

Congress subsequently passed legislation establishing the Homeland Security Department, merging 180,000 employees from 22 government agencies. Ridge became the department's first secretary in January 2003.

He has presided over six national "orange alerts" when the government boosted security out of concern that an attack may be coming. An attack in the United States never happened on his watch.


23 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also reported on FoxNews


24 posted on 11/30/2004 10:22:59 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Publius

 

25 posted on 11/30/2004 10:24:26 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Pillory Hillary! pilloryhillary.com)
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To: eno_
Groping grandma while the borders go un-controlled does not make the homeland secure

I think that's under Norman Minetta's control, and it doesn't appear that he's going anywhere.

26 posted on 11/30/2004 10:24:39 AM PST by skip_intro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe we should throw the tin-foil hat crowd a curveball and give the job to Alex Jones.

27 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:43 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: WoodstockCat

Kerik was not such a great police commissioner.


28 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:44 AM PST by firebrand
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To: skip_intro

Borders ARE DHS.


29 posted on 11/30/2004 10:25:54 AM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bush, who is traveling in Canada, was expected to make a formal announcement later in the day.

Interesting timing, don't you think? Why while President Bush is out of the country?

30 posted on 11/30/2004 10:26:14 AM PST by mombonn ( íViva Bush/Cheney! Dukakis and Kerry are the matching bookends of the Bush era.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
My Sentiments EXACTLY

RUDY RUDY RUDY!

31 posted on 11/30/2004 10:26:42 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: johnfkerrysucks

Definitely! I can hear the crowd chanting, "Ru-dy, Ru-dy, Ru-dy . . . "

We'd be lucky to have him, from what I can tell.


32 posted on 11/30/2004 10:28:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: BigEdLB

Another Rudy vote here.


33 posted on 11/30/2004 10:28:26 AM PST by truthkeeper (Yeah, I have a 1998 signup date. So?)
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To: eno_
anyone who doesn't have the guts to shut down the PC nonsense at airports and ram through some serious border control doesn't belong in that job.

So when is Norm Mineta leaving???

34 posted on 11/30/2004 10:29:42 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: johnfkerrysucks
How about?


35 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:02 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: truthkeeper
I'll join on that (for Rudy).

And to heck with Asa Hutchinson. He has disqualified himself, in my opinion. Federal Immigration Law is the Law of the Land. It has not been repealed yet. However, as an official responsible for the carrying out of the Law by the Executive Branch of the Government, he is not doing his duty, re: Border Integrity and Security.

36 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I'll take 1 good "LET'S ROLL!" over 1,000 meaningless & vulgar "ALLAH AHKBAR"'s, any day!)
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To: skip_intro

Mineta should have been the first one out (I mean in 2001), yet he's still there. Why?


37 posted on 11/30/2004 10:31:26 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you MR. Ridge.
You've answered your country's call to service many times. You've served with honor. Future servants will have a view made possible by the foundation you've established.
God bless you and your family.


38 posted on 11/30/2004 10:32:21 AM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am not certain Rudy will take it. G-d forbid something happens on his watch, he will be blamed, take the heat, be scorched by the libs and then lose in 2006. I think he knows this.


39 posted on 11/30/2004 10:33:08 AM PST by pepperspray
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To: pepperspray

Don't think Rudy would take it either. I think he has his eyes on the prize in 2008.


40 posted on 11/30/2004 10:34:22 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone

Why is CNN reporting that Asa will replace Ridge. Asa is a dud!


41 posted on 11/30/2004 10:35:41 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Joann37
Mineta should have been the first one out (I mean in 2001), yet he's still there. Why?

I've been wondering the same thing. Does he have blackmail material on someone? I don't understand how he's kept his job.

LQ

42 posted on 11/30/2004 10:36:22 AM PST by LizardQueen
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To: bahblahbah

Yup, yup, yup.....


43 posted on 11/30/2004 10:36:27 AM PST by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: areafiftyone

The replacement will be Douglas Feith.


44 posted on 11/30/2004 10:37:06 AM PST by Dimona
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To: OXENinFLA
Executive Order November 29, 2004

Very interesting find. Coincidence?

Don't know enough about FEMA regions to understand why FEMA directors from Regions 5-8, and 10 would take over. What's wrong with 1-4, and 9?

45 posted on 11/30/2004 10:37:23 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: eno_
Borders ARE DHS

But airports belong to Norm.

46 posted on 11/30/2004 10:38:02 AM PST by skip_intro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bush's whole cabinet resigns, but Norm Mineta has yet to be ousted? He must have some good info, w/ pictures, on somebody.
47 posted on 11/30/2004 10:40:19 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: Dimona

Really? I would like it as the lefties had him in their sights and it is always gratifying to see such rise in the face of their opposition.

So, I see you just joined to tell us this. Do you know? Or are you from the left planting seeds of deception?

Or is it just a good old all American guess?


48 posted on 11/30/2004 10:41:51 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: NautiNurse
FEMA Regions. Basically he left out California and the north east.

49 posted on 11/30/2004 10:42:00 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: cyncooper


Glad to be here. Am not from the left. I've heard it from several different people, though if I'm wrong I'm wrong, but I think Feith will be the choice. And if so, I think he'll do a real good job there.


50 posted on 11/30/2004 10:44:10 AM PST by Dimona
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