Negotiating the transition between government and the private sector can be tricky; luckily for Tom Ridge, he won't have to do it alone. Home Depot announced yesterday that it has hired the former Homeland Security chief to sit on its board of directors. Considering how much Ridge has already done to promote novel uses for duct tape and plastic sheeting, his $110,000 yearly base salary must seem like a bargain.
-- Jeff Horwitz (salon war room)
[10:01 EST, Feb. 25, 2005]