Mission accomplished!


Mark Follman
November 10, 2004 4:05AM (UTC)

The Associated Press has just reported that Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans resigned Tuesday. According to the initial three-paragraph wire story, here's why Ashcroft decided to leave:

"'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."

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Can we get a color-coded reading on that one?

As they like to say over at the Drudge Report, developing...


Mark Follman

Mark Follman is Salon's deputy news editor. Read his other articles here.

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