Terror Alert Ad

I was watching Ridge announce the raise in the terror alert on CNN today and I noticed something. Beyond announcing the increase, Ridge went on to talk about what the Government (aka the Bush Administration) has done since 9/11 to secure America. He talked about how there are more checks at ports, more equipment in the hands of the local authorities. More interesting, he talked about how the government’s efforts led to a safe Democratic National Convention. Seems like a massive plug for the current administrations policies as much as a informative briefing. I also noticed that Kerry was up in the polls after the DNC, which is to be expected and will probably even out after the RNC. I wonder how much this briefing was in reaction to this increase.