The Ashcroft Battle: The Fight for Justice

His opponents call John Ashcroft an extremist. So why did George W. Bush think he was picking an Attorney General who'd be a cinch to confirm?

So you fought a long and painful battle to become President of the U.S., and it will soon, at last, be Inauguration Day. The Bible your dad used is back for the swearing in, 16,000 yellow roses, 500 lbs. of peach cobbler, tons of fireworks and Ricky Martin are all being readied for the gala celebrations, and you have only yourself to blame if all people remember from this historic week is the historically ugly struggle you ignited in the halls of the U.S. Senate. George W. Bush says he picked John Ashcroft, his nominee to become Attorney General, because Ashcroft...

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