Skip to comments.ABC News: Ridge to Resign, Sources Say
Posted on 11/30/2004 10:02:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
My abject apologies to Mr. Dickens.
Welcome to Free Republic. Well your guess is as good as anybodies. We really don't know. I just hope its not ASA!
CNN is speculating.
I hope its Rudy but I don't think so. I'm gonna take a wild guess and I mean wild and say Pataki.
Thanks! Left out the Southeast too--but they've had their hands full through hurricane season--which, btw, officially ends today!
How about Joe Lieberman? He's tough on security issues. Then we get Connecticut's Republican governor appointing a GOP successor to Lieberman in the Senate, getting us that much closer to 60 seats. What does everyone think? That leaves Rudy to prepare for his '06 Senate run against Holery.
RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!
Excellent. We shall see who will replace him, then, and I'll look you up if your tip turns out to be correct.
Tommy Franks. Save Rudy for the Senate. We can't have ASA. No Way!
It doesn't matter who it is.
Bush won't let anyone at DHS to actually do anything about effectively sealing the borders and securing the ports...
Bush is our 1st Mexican POTUS.
Welcome to FR.
I like the thinking, but I don't think that extra Senate seat matters that much. No matter who the Republican Governor appoints, no Republican would be able to hold onto the seat in '06. Wouldn't really get us any closer to the magic number of 60.
Thanks much, happy to be here, long time reader.
Would love to see Feith, Rudy would be great too. Really hoping MSM is wrong on Asa. Ugh.
Rudi Guiliani, perhaps?
Ridge was according to many here on FR and various posts over the years the most pro-abortion Republican out there.
As expected, nothing to see, move on.
Homeland Security needs a politically savvy, retired general.
I'd nominate Schwarzkopf, but I think Wayne Downing is more savvy in the political world. Either one, though, would be great picks.
This slot is too important to put a lifelong civilian in it.
Also heard it on Fox -- Linda Vester Show -- Dayside.
This resignation of Ridge doesn't surprise me. According to DC area new stories a few months ago, Tom Ridge has a few kids in college, not much in net worth and a huge ARM mortgage on a house in Bethesda, MD that his government salary cannot afford for the long haul.
I think Ridge is leaving so he can make the big bucks in the private sector.
Great pick...and pic.
I like this pick too.
I think your 100% correct.
"He's ridiculously open border and willfully blind to the problem."
A Bush "yes" man?
Please hurry up and evolve from a moron.
I was for that floated balloon until he demanded the 911 commission / intelligence bill not have any border provisions. Support for illegals to have driver's licenses, for example, is ENTIRELY unexceptable in a DHS secretary.
Normally I wouldn't agree with a comment like this but the evidence speaks for itself. And the evidence supports your assertion.
Goood freakin' question.
I suspect an airplane or three is going to fall out of the sky and Dubya still needs someone to take the fall. We are too lucky. The TSA bufoons could not find their asses with both hands.
I highly recommend audio of the "Townhall meeting" in Temecula, California, with Rep Issa and Asa Hutchinson. It was to address concerned about the cessation of illegal immigrant sweeps and other border matters. Part 1. Part 2.
I see a lot of people touting Rudy Giuliani. But I wonder, besides a easily recognizable face, What are his qualifications to run Homeland Security? What are his credentials in the area of security for anything?
Bush up now........talking about Afghanistan/Iran elections..........Canada gave $200 in aid to Iraq, forgave most of Iraq's debt.
Ukraine............"common goal is to see the will of the Ukrainian people prevail"
Secure border.."smart border action plan"
Quoted from Malkin's 2002 Column:
"When Congress enacted immigration reform laws that forbade local governments from barring employees from cooperating with the INS, Mayor Rudy Giuliani filed suit against the feds in 1997. He was rebuffed by two lower courts, which ruled that the sanctuary order amounted to special treatment for illegal aliens and were nothing more than an unlawful effort to flaunt federal enforcement efforts against illegal aliens. In January 2000, the Supreme Court rejected his appeal, but Giuliani vowed to ignore the law. "
Here is the link to the whole column:
PM back up, joking Bush draws a larger crowd
Pres. Bush's reply "I don't know if that good or bad, I guess it depends on who shows up."
Liberal media the same in all countries.
Ridge has never been my favorite person, but he seems to have done a good job so far. Not suprised to see him leave though...it must be one of the most demanding jobs in the world right now.
Canada gave $200 Million
Pres. Bush "I like to thank the people that came out today, and waved with all five fingers."
He must have gone by some protesters....
The more I see of Bush, the more I love him. Not enough can be said for a wonderful sense of humor.
Running Gotham is the second most difficult job in the world. Giuliani has more executive experience than most of America's Governors.
Yep. What a useless idiot. When I heard that they were fining airlines **AFTER 9/11** for stopping too many Arabs I just could not believe it. The fact that Ridge didn't fire him is pathetic.
It also makes me sick to go to San Jose International Airport and have to deal with the fact that it is name "Norman Mineta" now. Geeze. Does the head of the FBI name new field buildings after himself. I've never seen anything as blatent as this level of self-worship.
Mineta needs firing.
Sweaty Teddy would rule in that position!
Although-I'd rather see his wife Shemane run for Congress.
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