Outgoing Homeland Security Cleric Tom Ridge has a bold new goddamned idea to ensure the nation's safety as he moves toward private-sector palookadom (i.e., making gobs of money as a "lobbyist," "consultant," "escort," etc.). It's time to rethink the color-coded alert system, he sez, noting that the terror rainbow had raised "questions and even occasional derision" from the very people it was supposed to protect.
There's more: "We need clearly to take a look at what kind of information do we need to give to the public."
No wonder this position is proving so tough to fill; guys with that sort of vision and insight just don't come along very often.
AP story here.