Feb 06

Dispirit of Justice

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This is like shooting fish in a barrel, but in case you missed it: from AP – WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2002:

“(CBS) No longer will the attorney general be photographed in front of two partially nude statues in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice.

The department spent $8,000 on blue drapes that hide the two giant, aluminum art deco statues.

Attorney General John Ashcroft in front Spirit of Justice statueABC News reported that Ashcroft ordered the statues covered because he didn’t like being photographed in front of them.

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Ashcroft has been photographed several times in front of the female statue that represents the Spirit of Justice. The statue has its arms raised and a toga draped over its body, but a single breast is completely exposed.

The other statue, of a man with a cloth covering his midsection, is called the Majesty of Law.

Both statues were installed in the 1930s when the building was finished, according to the Justice Department.”

Ladies and Gentleman, our attorney General at work.

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