Just As I Thought

What Would John Do?

Like most fundamentalists, John Ashcroft thinks far too highly of himself. Note this quote in today’s Washington Post:

Ashcroft has often commented on the bumpiness of his life in politics, which included the embarrassment of losing his Senate seat in 2000 to a Democrat, Mel Carnahan, who remained on the Missouri ballot after he died in a plane crash. Less than three months later, Ashcroft won confirmation as President Bush’s attorney general by a 58-42 margin, the narrowest in recent times. As Ashcroft wrote in an autobiography about his political career, “for every crucifixion, a resurrection is waiting to follow.”


  • Mr. Cowan,

    Ashcroft is just one more in the army of dangerous jack-booted thugs that Bush calls his administration. Their questionable methods dealing with Viet Nam– uh, I mean Iraq, are coming home to roost in the ongoing parade of dead American and British soldiers. And the Patriot Act is a shameful document, strengthened in January by Ashcroft, that takes away many constitutional rights of citizens. Here’s a quote about the state of our constitution from Jay Leno:
    “The United States is putting together a Constitution now for Iraq.
    Why don’t we just give them ours? It’s served us well for 200 years,
    and we don’t appear to be using it anymore, so what the hell?”

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