Friday, July 30, 2004

$175k salary not cutting it for Ridge

When public figures leave jobs and say things like "I want to spend more time with my family," it never sounds all that convincing. When Tom Ridge says he needs to make more money to put his kids through college, it's just laughable:

"Several senior Homeland Security officials told The Associated Press that Ridge has indicated in recent weeks he probably will resign after the election, even if Bush wins. They spoke only on condition of anonymity, citing the delicate nature of describing private conversations with their boss.

"Ridge, 58, has explained to colleagues that he needs to earn money to comfortably put his two children, Tommy Jr. and Lesley, through college, officials said. Both are now teenagers. Ridge earns $175,700 a year as a Cabinet secretary."