It seems like this is something that should be getting a bit more media play.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims that President George W. Bush put the squeeze on him to raise the nation's terror alert level to benefit Bush in the run-up to the 2004 election.
Such a claim might explain why Ridge turned down an opportunity to run for a Senate seat in 2010, but when asked previously (and repeatedly) about whether the terror alert level had been manipulated for political gain, Ridge denied that any pressure had been brought to bear by the administration.
Of course, when Democrats raised the topic during the election cycle, they were ridiculed by their Republican counterparts, and the issue was used to bludgeon Dems on their national security and anti-terrorism acumen.
How about some good old-fashion reporting, including some alternate confirmation, you media hacks.