Bullet Point of the Day

| Thu Aug. 20, 2009 12:37 PM EDT

From a press release announcing some of the dirty laundry that former DHS secretary Tom Ridge will air in his upcoming memoir:

• How Ridge effectively thwarted a plan to raise the national security alert just before the 2004 Election.

Paul Bedard of US News adds that this was "something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over."  Juicy!  The book will be released September 1st.