A Ridge Too Far

Amidst the same group of news that noted that the Jeopardy! champion got knocked off, and that “blog” was Merriam-Webster’s “word of the year”, we see that our beloved Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joins the waves of departing Bush cabinet secretaries.
Ridge will now “spend more time with his family”, one of the great political euphemisms for “the organization wants to make some changes”. In this case, more close at hand loyalists, so that there is no cacophony… just a pure message coming from Washington (after all- reality is irrelevant… it’s the message that matters.)
It’s “code red” for Ridge’s career as DHS Secretary. Good luck, Tom.