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Ashcroft Gone, Justice Statues Disrobe
AP ^ | 6/24/05 | Mark Sherman

Posted on 06/24/2005 4:00:24 PM PDT by Crackingham

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1 posted on 06/24/2005 4:00:24 PM PDT by Crackingham
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.

2 posted on 06/24/2005 4:05:33 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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I have heard about the covering of the statues before but wasn't sure if it was just folklore - apparently it was't. I have to admit that covering the statues is a just bit over the top.


3 posted on 06/24/2005 4:06:14 PM PDT by Avenger
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What did Ashcroft have against breasts anyway? Personally I like breasts.
5 posted on 06/24/2005 4:09:33 PM PDT by Moral Hazard (According to the Catholic church the Capybara is a fish.)
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Pfff, those look fake.


6 posted on 06/24/2005 4:11:28 PM PDT by wingnutx (Seabees Can Do!)
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To: AdamSelene235

Ashcroft probably noticed that all the Legacy-Media photographers were crowding one area, just so they could get "that" shot.


7 posted on 06/24/2005 4:11:43 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: Moral Hazard

If we're not careful, the next AG may end up putting
them in chadors. . .


8 posted on 06/24/2005 4:11:52 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: AdamSelene235

Heartily agree.

And when is he going to pick up his drapes and cut a check to the treasury


9 posted on 06/24/2005 4:11:52 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Clarence Thomas if Rehnquist must be replaced--NOT Scalia)
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The drapes, installed in 2002 at a cost of $8,000, allowed then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to speak in the Great Hall without fear of a breast showing up behind him in television or newspaper pictures.

This had to be one of the most stoopid, ridiculous wastes of tax-payer money we've come across. What, Ashcroft couldn't speak in the Great Hall in such a way that the *breast* wouldn't be in the shot? The mics aren't mobile, the cameras are stationary??

10 posted on 06/24/2005 4:12:35 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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He had a problem with them because they made him think about Huge Marble Breasts, and he was disturbed by the strange tightening of his pants when he approached them...


11 posted on 06/24/2005 4:13:01 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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They should blindfold the statue, too. Might as well, symoblism is everything.


12 posted on 06/24/2005 4:14:19 PM PDT by madison10
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What did Ashcroft have against breasts anyway? Personally I like breasts.

Some are better than others

13 posted on 06/24/2005 4:14:21 PM PDT by woofie ("Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!!")
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Why is this considered newsworthy? Ashcroft has been out of office for some time now.


14 posted on 06/24/2005 4:14:30 PM PDT by Figment
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This had to be one of the most stoopid, ridiculous wastes of tax-payer money we've come across

Let me think on this a few minutes. The government has really had some mindless moments. Not saying this is not one of them.

15 posted on 06/24/2005 4:15:12 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Hey Ted, 3 strikes and you may be out, but not if President Bush is calling the strikes!)
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To: Figment

Yeah, but the statues were uncovered today, not some time ago.


16 posted on 06/24/2005 4:16:11 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: wingnutx

They're spectacular - and they're real!


17 posted on 06/24/2005 4:16:17 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Crackingham

From what I recall, the statues were covered because they were becoming a distraction as juuvenile press photographers were going out of their way to include the naked statues in pictures of Ashcroft as an attempt to mock his religious beliefs. They could only get away with somethhing like that because they were mocking Christians.


18 posted on 06/24/2005 4:16:46 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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Because the MSM never misses a chance to ridicule people of faith. Mr Ashcroft is a great American.


19 posted on 06/24/2005 4:18:13 PM PDT by balch3
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He thought it was just a couple of pinatas.


20 posted on 06/24/2005 4:18:56 PM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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