Ex-DHS Chief Asserts Terror Alerts Gamed Election

In his new book, former head of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge says that the Bush administration pressured him to raise the terror alert level in order to influence the 2004 election. What do you think?

"Hopefully our new administration can restore the color alert system to its objective and useful form."

Bart Zuniga • Systems Analyst


"Yes, but if we had had a low terror alert level, then no one would have voted at all, because everyone would have been at the park."

Michelle Twiller • Bank Teller

"Well, it backfired for me. I was so panicked I ended up in a mental institution and didn’t vote. In your face, Bush administration!"

Warren Oldman • Security Guard