Ridge: Take That Untrustworthy Jacket Off My Trustworthy Book!

10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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.

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