Thursday, August 20, 2009

"DUH" News of the Day

Clutch Cargo, aka, former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge is out, teasing his new book, with a "blockbuster" that is about as fresh as reading last weeks box scores.

The Bush Grindhouse exploited the War on Terrorism, with phony Terror Alerts for political purposes.

Ridge admits Bush administration pushed to raise security alert for political reasons on eve of re-election

Among the headlines promoted by publisher Thomas Dunne Books: Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was “blindsided” by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush’s re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.

What, did Ridge, either while in the Bush Crony Gang, or out of it, not watch television or read newspapers?

Or, how about just staying awake at the office?

Probably more people than needed to bust a filibuster in Congress was out with that news, years ago, it was so obvious.

Among them, Keith Olbermann, who beat this horse to the point it could have triggered an SPCA investigation;
October 12, 2005 - The Nexus of Politics and Terror

August 15, 2006 - The nexus of politics and terror revisited

(And, yes, Olbermann was all over it again, this evening)

You come close there, Clutch Cargo, of garnering Ignorant Dolt points, if you are fishing for sympathy, with that "worth resigning over" crap.

It became common knowledge that you didn't get a job in the Bush Grindhouse unless you were a "Loyal Bushie", so it's a little late to come out with the "I'm shocked ... Shocked that gambling is going on here ...", as if you didn't know you were expected to play ball.

Yeah, you eventually did resign - bully for you - but you sat there like having "stupid" taped to your forehead, letting that terror alert fly out there, effectively, influencing the 2004 Presidential Election.

Jeez ... All this time we were pinning the blame on Ohio.

Perhaps there, Clutch, you can offer some help now.

When they release your book, have the publisher put a mirror on the dust cover.

That way, President Obama, maybe, will have to look backwards.

Bonus Tom Ridge "Duh" Riffs

Glenn Greenwald: Fringe leftist losers: wrong even when they're right

John Amato: Tom Ridge admits terror alerts were used for political reasons. What about the Osama video right before the '04 election?

Eric Martin: Just Because I'm Paranoid...

Dave Anderson: Trust the Dirty F*cking Hippies, they're right

emptywheel: Red Alert! Bush Was Going to Lose!

1 comment:

Chris said...

It is upsetting because terror alerts scare the public. This should have never been used to promote a political agenda.