Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Okay, so we all know about the resignation of John Ashcroft, our current attorney general. As arch-foe of the ACLU, Ashcroft has been the administration's point man on the PATRIOT Act. Looks like Bush is replacing one old pal with another, with the likely selection of Alberto Gonzales, whom Bush appointed to the Texas Supreme Court... he was also the Texas secretary of state. Favorite Ashcroft resignation letter quote: "The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved."

Oh, and as for this Gonzales guy, he's the current White House counsel, some are speculating he will wind up a Supreme Court justice, and...well, he used to represent Enron.

EDIT: Found some weird Enron thing.

Actually, the other important resignation, that of Commerce Secretary Don Evans, is still a big deal, even though most people don't really know who he is. I can't find any good articles about him, though, as most resignation news is Ashcroft-related.

And you know I've been pushing it for a long time, but now everyone has a story on Firefox, the little browser that could. Seriously, what have you got to lose, except those computer slowdowns when Internet Explorer crashes?

Also, the Nation has a good article on the rise of open-source politics.

1 comment:

Bradley said...

You should check out my "LookAhead" extension for Firefox if you could spare a moment. You might enjoy using it.