Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The More Things Change

Via Kos we hear that Ashcroft has resigned. We're going to miss him. His career in the executive branch - from the day he lost his election to a dead man, to the performance of "Let The Eagle Soar" to covering up Lady Justice's boobs - has provided us with endless "ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME?" moments. In fact, "Let The Eagle Soar" was the germination of the phrase that lead to this blog, when Dave G, Jo Momma and myself were watching it on the internet and all said it out loud at roughly the same time. Of course, it took us a while, but we move slow in Hampden. So it's with sadness that we bid farewell to him, but on resignation he leaves us with this gem:

"The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved," Ashcroft wrote in a five-page, handwritten letter to Bush.

(deeeep breath...)ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME????? As Lester Bangs wrote about Peter Laughner in totally different circumstances, we say to our good friend Johnny: "good-bye baby, and amen." Lucky for us, they still have Paul Wolfowitz in the administration someplace.