They say that every rain cloud has a silver lining and the first bit of good news to come out of Bush’s reelection is word that Attorney General John
AsshatAshcroft has announced his retirement:
“Yet I believe that the Department of Justice would be well served by new leadership and fresh inspiration,” said Ashcroft, whose health problems earlier this year resulted in removal of his gall bladder.
“I believe that my energies and talents should be directed toward other challenging horizons,” he said. Ashcroft’s letter was dated Nov. 2, Election Day.
Chief among those challenges will be an attempt to join the 21st century along with the rest of us. Good riddance.
To say that I did a little happy dance at this news is probably an understatement. A lot of folks think I hate Bush in particular, but the truth is I dislike his administration as a whole more so than simply having it out for Bush personally. Public enemy number one as far as I was concerned was John Ashcroft; a man who lost his reelection bid to the Senate to a dead guy. When the people of your State say they think a guy killed in an airplane crash could do a better job of representing them then you are then you should really probably consider a new career outside of politics, but Bush swooped in and handed him the post of Attorney General where he’s been able to wreak havoc on civil liberties and freedoms ever since.
I realize it’s entirely possible he could be replaced with someone who’s even worse, but it’s hard to imagine how that’s possible. Perhaps now the statue known as Spirit of Justice can have the curtain removed from her that Ashcroft put in place because he was offended by her one naked breast. You can see a pic of him explaining his objection to having his picture taken in front of a statue with exposed breasts in the picture in the upper right here. Not sure if he thinks her tits are too big or not big enough.