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August 21, 2009 7:53 a.m.

Bush Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend appeared on CNN this morning to deny Tom Ridge’s claims of political motives behind terror alerts and seemed to provide two somewhat contradictory explanations: 1) that politics never came up at all, and then 2) that the only discussion was that it might hurt President Bush “because people might perceive it as being political.”

The two points are not necessarily contradictory, if you allow a generous interpretation of her meaning. And she also had some new alleged details on the meeting in question.

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