Are we the only ones who find it interesting that Tom Ridge stepped down as Homeland Security while Bush was in Canada? Huh? Yeah? Right?

Okay, maybe “interesting” is too strong a word. His departure was expected, he’s not exactly Mr. Popularity, yadda yadda yadda. Or, as we heard one anchor try valiantly to place Mr. Ridge in the colorful tapestry of White House history: “Well, he was the first Secretary of Homeland Security, and of course his main contribution was the terror alert color-coded chart.” Yup. Also worth noting: No further terrorist attacks under his watch! Suddenly, he seems very presidential. . . though rumor has it he left because he never mastered the pronunciation of Lambeau field.

Ridge Resigns as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security [Bloomberg]

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