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Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft

Members of the Justice Department gathered today under the infamous blue curtains to bid farewell to Attorney General John Ashcroft. Some of the comments offered up in a jesting manner:

Afterward, guests received a 165-page book titled "Preserving Life and Liberty: The Record of the U.S. Department of Justice 2001-2005."

Ashcroft's parting words:

I will never forget my opportunity to serve alongside you," Mr. Ashcroft said. "I will always give thanks to you and to the Creator for according me this chance to work with nobility."

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  • Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 07:10:52 PM EST
    Let the eagle soar.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 07:12:41 PM EST
    Plus along with the nice voice and prayer meetings, Ashcroft was apparently one of the Dubya minions who felt that maybe Alberto's treatment of the conventions and detainees was over the line. I wish him well.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 07:13:13 PM EST
    Good riddense to bad rubbish...

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#4)
    by scarshapedstar on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 10:35:30 PM EST
    Heh, but TL, I'm don't think the title of that book was meant to be a joke. Seriously...

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#5)
    by DonS on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 04:51:32 AM EST
    "the Creator". There he goes, taking junior's name in vain again.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#6)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 06:16:01 AM EST
    Think twice about this guy and the Powells and their type leaving this administration. Bad as these people are, they may have some principles that do not fit with Dubya's plans. Yes-people like Condi and Alberto are moving up. It's going to be a really hard four years and at the end of it, the repubs may be in trouble. God help us all.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#7)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 08:29:42 AM EST
    Conscious angel, you are so right on the money with that one.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#8)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 08:55:02 AM EST
    Agreed. As the Rotten Library put it, "John Ashcroft may well be the first principled politician in American history. It's just a shame they had to be principles like these."

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 10:14:08 AM EST
    LoL... Work with Nobility??? Who does he mean, Jesus, Lord of the United States??? Or maybe they've gotten a little farther re-writing the constitution than we had thought....

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#10)
    by pigwiggle on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 10:14:34 AM EST
    I think it is telling that the DOJ felt they needed to title their party favor "Preserving Life and Liberty: The Record of the U.S. Department of Justice 2001-2005.". One would think an appropriate name for a similar publication would read "Preserving Justice and the Rule of Law: The Record of the U.S. Department of Justice 2001-2005." Perhaps these folks are letting their consciences get to them.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jlvngstn on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 11:54:38 AM EST
    I wish we had him instead of Gonzalez, everyone knew ashcroft was a flake and the public looked at him with a weary eye. Gonzalez is far more articulate, far less likely to sing "By the Blood of The Lamb" at a press conference but cut of the same cloth. The monster you know is sometimes better than the monster you don't.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#12)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 12:21:30 PM EST
    Don't let the stone image of a bare breast scare you on the way out.

    Re: Farewell Party Held for John Ashcroft (none / 0) (#13)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 10:31:17 PM EST
    stone breasts freak me out.