The story claimed that in late October of 2004, just a few days away from the election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, the Bush administration tried to pressure the then US homeland security chief Tom Ridge to raise the nation's "terror alert" level in order to sway the US election in Bush's favor.
And I thought to myself: what lying, dirty fucking hippie, terrorist sympathizing, America hating, socialist, commie pinko, leftist liberal traitor web blogger is making such a bullshit claim?
OOPS! It seems former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge himself is saying so.
by Olivier Knox Olivier Knox – Thu Aug 20, 2:17 pm ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US homeland security chief Tom Ridge charges in a new book that top aides to then-president George W. Bush pressured him to raise the "terror alert" level to sway the November 2004 US election.
Queue the catcalls and right-wing mobs to start calling the former Vietnam vet and head of Homeland Security a:
lying, dirty fucking hippie, terrorist sympathizing, America hating, socialist, commie pinko, leftist liberal traitor
Sigh . . .