20 August 2009


This may slide under the radar, but it's quite important to point it out. The NYT today reports that Tom Ridge is claiming in a tell-all book that the Bushies pressured him to raise the turr'st Threat-O-Meter in the days immediately preceding the 2004 election. This basically establishes what most Unserious people already suspected; the color-coded nonsense was little more than a political tool which could be raised and lowered whenever the GOP needed a boost.