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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: Oldeconomybuyer
"If he's going to resign, he'd better do it and decrease suplus government officals!"

My abject apologies to Mr. Dickens.

51 posted on 11/30/2004 10:45:10 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: Dimona

Welcome to Free Republic. Well your guess is as good as anybodies. We really don't know. I just hope its not ASA!


52 posted on 11/30/2004 10:45:18 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone

CNN is speculating.


53 posted on 11/30/2004 10:45:20 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: newzjunkey

I hope its Rudy but I don't think so. I'm gonna take a wild guess and I mean wild and say Pataki.


54 posted on 11/30/2004 10:46:10 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: bahblahbah

Thanks! Left out the Southeast too--but they've had their hands full through hurricane season--which, btw, officially ends today!


55 posted on 11/30/2004 10:47:20 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


56 posted on 11/30/2004 10:47:48 AM PST by MikeA
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.fema.gov/regions/


57 posted on 11/30/2004 10:48:39 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Buh-bye Tom.

Hello Bernie!


58 posted on 11/30/2004 10:49:07 AM PST by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a death cult that must end. Save your time...)
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To: All

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!


59 posted on 11/30/2004 10:49:29 AM PST by BladeLWS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Please, please, please let it be Kerik.
60 posted on 11/30/2004 10:51:08 AM PST by psyop_man (If the enemy is within range, so are you.)
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To: Dimona

Excellent. We shall see who will replace him, then, and I'll look you up if your tip turns out to be correct.


61 posted on 11/30/2004 10:51:37 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: BladeLWS

Tommy Franks. Save Rudy for the Senate. We can't have ASA. No Way!


62 posted on 11/30/2004 10:54:30 AM PST by Digger
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To: All

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.


63 posted on 11/30/2004 10:55:22 AM PST by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a death cult that must end. Save your time...)
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To: Dimona

Welcome to FR.


64 posted on 11/30/2004 10:55:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
Director of Homeland Ssecurity Artest: Anyone who disrespeks our country will get beat like a Pistons fan.
65 posted on 11/30/2004 10:56:59 AM PST by rintense
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To: MikeA

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.


66 posted on 11/30/2004 10:57:34 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: anniegetyourgun


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.


67 posted on 11/30/2004 10:57:39 AM PST by Dimona
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rudi Guiliani, perhaps?


68 posted on 11/30/2004 10:57:50 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: mainepatsfan

Ridge was according to many here on FR and various posts over the years the most pro-abortion Republican out there.


69 posted on 11/30/2004 11:01:13 AM PST by xp38
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To: Tennessean4Bush; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...
Pres. Bush LIVE on C-span w/ Canadian PM soon.
70 posted on 11/30/2004 11:01:39 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As expected, nothing to see, move on.


71 posted on 11/30/2004 11:02:39 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: OXENinFLA
Please keep us "chained to our desks" freepers updated. Handcuffed To The Desk Thanks.
72 posted on 11/30/2004 11:03:23 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


73 posted on 11/30/2004 11:03:28 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also heard it on Fox -- Linda Vester Show -- Dayside.


74 posted on 11/30/2004 11:04:12 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: 1Old Pro

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.


75 posted on 11/30/2004 11:04:56 AM PST by Degaston
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To: TheBigB

Great pick...and pic.


76 posted on 11/30/2004 11:05:58 AM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: johnfkerrysucks

I like this pick too.


77 posted on 11/30/2004 11:06:26 AM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: Degaston
I think Ridge is leaving so he can make the big bucks in the private sector.

I think your 100% correct.

78 posted on 11/30/2004 11:07:20 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: newzjunkey

"He's ridiculously open border and willfully blind to the problem."

A Bush "yes" man?


79 posted on 11/30/2004 11:11:28 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: All
I KNOW WHO IT IS!!! IT'S QUEASY MFUME!! That's the ticket!!! Okay I'll flame myself now! Flamethrower
80 posted on 11/30/2004 11:12:06 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: ApesForEvolution

Please hurry up and evolve from a moron.


81 posted on 11/30/2004 11:13:09 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: MikeA
Joe Lieberman

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.

82 posted on 11/30/2004 11:13:48 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: ApesForEvolution
Bush is our 1st Mexican POTUS.

Normally I wouldn't agree with a comment like this but the evidence speaks for itself. And the evidence supports your assertion.

83 posted on 11/30/2004 11:15:04 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: areafiftyone
PM talking now.................Secure borders, trade.....bla bla bla.
84 posted on 11/30/2004 11:17:51 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

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.


85 posted on 11/30/2004 11:18:02 AM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks


86 posted on 11/30/2004 11:19:26 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thank you.


87 posted on 11/30/2004 11:19:46 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Rebelbase; All
Point taken.

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.

88 posted on 11/30/2004 11:20:45 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

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?


89 posted on 11/30/2004 11:21:56 AM PST by MJM59
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To: areafiftyone

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"


NORAD....

Secure border.."smart border action plan"


90 posted on 11/30/2004 11:22:43 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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After reading Michelle Malkin's 2002 column, linked off her blog, about Rudy when he was Mayor wanting to keep New York a sanctuary for illegal aliens ... I really don't think we want this man as a replacement for Ridge.

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:
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/mm20020913.shtml

91 posted on 11/30/2004 11:23:16 AM PST by Jo5329 (Bush / Cheney - Thank God!)
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To: areafiftyone

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."


92 posted on 11/30/2004 11:24:52 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

Liberal media the same in all countries.


93 posted on 11/30/2004 11:25:54 AM PST by abnegation ("Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result," Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


94 posted on 11/30/2004 11:27:39 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: All
should be..............

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....

95 posted on 11/30/2004 11:28:02 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

The more I see of Bush, the more I love him. Not enough can be said for a wonderful sense of humor.


96 posted on 11/30/2004 11:29:26 AM PST by abnegation ("Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result," Churchill)
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To: MJM59

Running Gotham is the second most difficult job in the world. Giuliani has more executive experience than most of America's Governors.


97 posted on 11/30/2004 11:29:50 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: gubamyster
Bush's whole cabinet resigns, but Norm Mineta has yet to be ousted? He must have some good info, w/ pictures, on somebody

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.

98 posted on 11/30/2004 11:32:55 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: eno_
NORM MINETA: THE WRONG MAN AT THE WRONG TIME IN THE WRONG PLACE [The TSA] By Michelle Malkin
99 posted on 11/30/2004 11:35:53 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Sweaty Teddy would rule in that position!

Although-I'd rather see his wife Shemane run for Congress.


100 posted on 11/30/2004 11:47:40 AM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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