"Because of other individuals that were there, we felt it would detract from being able to bring a very important message to the people of Idaho." -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, explaining why a press conference in Boise was moved from a public location to a private office after about 100 people showed up at the original site to protest the Bush administration's policies on torture, Guantánamo Bay and the like.
What was the "important message" Gonzales wanted to discuss? "The concern," the attorney general explained, "was to deliver the message about the important work being done at the [Fort Boise] Community Center."
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.