Y'all know by now that Ashcroft has resigned. And you've probably read parts of his good-bye letter to Bush that is indubitably going to become a (in)famous manuscript in days to come:
"I take great personal satisfaction in the record which has been developed. The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved. The rule of law has been strengthened and upheld in the courts. Yet, I believe that the Department of Justice would be well served by new leadership and fresh inspiration."To say it with Hilzoy, fancy that! Nobody bothered to tell me! Even more so, nobody bothered to tell those Romanian police officers on Str. J.M. They are standing guard in front of the building in which one of the US military attaches lives - two in a car and four in a van further down the street. They stopped and questioned me twice today when I picked up/dropped off parts of my carpool. We do look so threatening, what with four kids and two moms in a minivan. I wished someone told them that all that threatening to the officer and his family is really imaginary and non-existent. Then I could do my carpool without being bothered. It would be nice for the officer to know everything is safe, too.
From the New York Times