Ridge: Take That Untrustworthy Jacket Off My Trustworthy Book!
Talking Points Memo:
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's backpedaling book tour continues!
As we've reported, Ridge's new book, The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege, asserts that Attorney General John Ashcroft and Defense Secretary Donald Rumseld "strongly urged" him to raise the terror alert level -- possibly for political reasons -- just before the 2004 election. Ridge has since backpedaled and contradicted himself about whether the terror alerts might have been politicized.