This is good news, but then again, it could be bad news. Ashcroft Likely to Leave AG Post. I’ve been hearing rumors that Bush would consider him for a Supreme Court appointment. That would be one godly (pun intended) nightmare. In the AP story he’s described as “exhausted from leading the Justice Department.” Crap, I’d be tired too if I spent all the time he has trying to roll back our privacy rights with the damn Patriot Act. They speculate Rudy Giuliani as a replacement, but that seems like a real step down for him — all risk and no reward being tied to the Bush administration. There’s no place to go but down.