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Homeland Security Chief Ridge Resigns


Benevolent Dictator
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May 19, 2004
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Source: Yahoo News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who headed President Bush efforts to build up domestic security following the Sept. 11 attacks, resigned on Tuesday.

n the latest shake-up of Bush's second-term Cabinet, Ridge, known for his color-coded security alerts and suggesting the use of duct tape in home security kits in case of attack, announced his decision at a news conference after submitting his resignation letter to the president.

"The president has given me an extraordinary opportunity to serve my country in this incredible period since Sept. 11, 2001," said Ridge, the first head of the newly created department.

"I just want to step back and pay a little more attention to some other personal matters."

Ridge told Bush he would stay in his position until February or until his successor is confirmed.

I don't care too much for his idea on fingerprinting everyone that enters/leaves the country anyway.
I lived in PA when Ridge was Governor.

I'll tell you no-nonsence. The man is an ass. He's not very bright to begin with and he really cared little for his people.

I'm glad to see Randel has taken over.

Excellent man Ed Randel. I expect to see him run for the nomination four years from now.
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