Friday, December 10, 2004

Just for the record ... Ashcroft is a Prude


Justice Department covers partially nude statues

01/29/2002 - Updated 09:54 AM ET USATODAY.COM

Lest we forget in the rush of insanity over the last couple years, three years ago Attorney General Ashcroft ordered the covering of the Spirit Of Justice and the Majesty of Law. These are two partially nude statues in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice building. Their design stems from ancient Grecian (I suppose) semi-deities governing the Rule of Law.

Ashcroft apparently was uncomfortable appearing with naked breasts in the background. It seems fitting, in a way, that the symbol of his term as Attorney General was to cover up the Spirit of Justice so that he wouldn't appear in public with naked breasts in the background.