Thursday, February 17, 2005

Code Red! Head For Cover!

Remember back when there were all those "terrorist threats" during the presidential campaign? Remember when Tom Ridge said "We do not do politics at the Department of Homeland Security."?

AP Uncovers Ridge Meetings with Pollsters During Presidential Campaign


Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge met privately with Republican pollsters twice in a 10-day span last spring as he embarked on more than a dozen trips to presidential battleground states, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Ridge's get-togethers with Republican strategists Frank Luntz and Bill McInturff during a period the secretary was saying his agency was playing no role in Bush's re-election campaign were revealed in daily appointment calendars obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Act.

His aides resisted releasing the calendars for over a year, finally providing them to the AP three days after Ridge left office this month.
They have a habit of doing that, don't they?

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