One sanctimonious prig down, too many to go. Ashcroft Resigns from Bush Cabinet (Reuters).
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, a lightning rod of criticism by civil liberties groups for his anti-terror policies after the Sept. 11 attacks and who once even ordered the robing of two partially nude statues in his department, resigned on Tuesday.
His resignation letter, which is fairly amusing, except it was handwritten so that it didn’t leak. Guess he doesn’t trust the e-security at Justice.