Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Ashcroft resigns

Ashcroft, Evans Resign From Bush Cabinet (Yahoo! News)

"The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved," Ashcroft said in his handwritten resignation letter to the president, dated Nov. 2 — Election Day.

No word on whether Ashcroft was wearing a flight suit or if there was a banner on the flight deck.

Slate, from today's papers:
Everybody fronts the resignations of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans. Ashcroft has some health problems and Evans might run for governor in his home state, Texas. Bush praised both men. But one "longtime friend" of Ashcroft didn't buy the group hug. Ashcroft "was something to offer to evangelicals," the friend told the Post. The White House "used him, and now they're done with him and he's being tossed aside."

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