Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Attorney General John Ashcroft is now just plain ol' John Ashcroft. He has resigned. The White House released the news tonight. This is not good.

Wait. I know what you're thinking.

What? Brent likes Ashcroft? He's a demagogue! No! Brent! This is good!

Well, maybe. We can all smoke weed another day, for instance. We all have another day to read all those books, like Huckleberry Finn, on the pyre slated for that burning. We can all listen to our Insane Clown Posse CDs for another day, even. Hell, I'm gonna run down to the bar, have a few beers, and maybe even bring a chick home to have sex out of wedlock with while I still can.

These are but a few of the countless reasons it's good that Ashcroft has left the Bush Administration. But you know what? It's bad for Bush. Our president has lost his one remaining spiritual peer in the White House. Reports from earlier this year indicated that Bush and Ashcroft prayed together obsessively. And while their shared spirituality, we can all agree, is pretty messed up, something tells me Bush is a lost soul indeed without Ashcroft riding shotgun.

See what I mean?