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Warrior
Nov 9th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Ashcroft, Evans resign from Cabinet
Attorney general declares victory over crime, terror

BREAKING NEWS
MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 6:00 p.m. ET Nov. 9, 2004

WASHINGTON - President Bush has accepted the resignations of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Tuesday.

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Justice Department sources have said privately for weeks that Ashcroft, 62, who has been a lightning rod for criticism by Democrats and civil liberties activists, was not likely to continue in a second term.

Aides described him as “exhausted” from leading the Justice Department in fighting the domestic war on terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Stress was a factor in health problems earlier this year that resulted in removal of Ashcroft’s gallbladder.

Ashcroft’s former deputy, Larry Thompson, is considered a likely successor, Republican officials have said.

Evans, a longtime friend and confidant of the president, may be leaving for different reasons. Administration officials have said it was possible that he would be in line to succeed John Snow as Treasury secretary should Snow leave.

A name often mentioned for Evans’ job at the Commerce Department that of is Mercer Reynolds, national finance chairman for the Bush campaign, who raised more than $260 million to get him re-elected.

The moves came a day after Bush returned to Washington from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., where he spend the weekend discussing potential Cabinet changes.

Secretary of State Colin Powell and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, two leading administration faces in the Iraq war, have also been mentioned as likely to leave.

Philbo
Nov 10th, 2004, 12:26 AM
Good riddance Ashcroft. Fuck off.

Bacardi
Nov 10th, 2004, 01:11 AM
One down, ........ too many more to go.

Ashcroft was very evil. It's going to be funny if Colin Powell leaves, I mean who's Bush going to get to replace them? I think Dumb and Dumber are off the market already.

Mase
Nov 10th, 2004, 01:34 AM
Next up, Rumsfield.

Please.

Philbo
Nov 10th, 2004, 01:58 AM
You are a very angry man/boy
you are a very pathetic poster/troll.

DelMonte
Nov 10th, 2004, 01:59 AM
Next up, Rumsfield.

Please.


Hear, hear!

Infiniti2001
Nov 10th, 2004, 03:21 AM
Hmm maybe Ashcroft got offered a big private-sector job with a huge paycheck. That's why most of them will leave. Greed--- It's the Republican way. :mad:
Good *ucking riddance!!!! :tape:

kiwifan
Nov 10th, 2004, 03:28 AM
I believe Ashcroft is ill.

If the experts are correct his successor will be yet another African American that the board can attack for being a sell out. :lol:

These "racist" republicans have one heck of a track record on minority appointments. :p

More brothas and sistas in top "positions of power" than Clinton and Carter combined. :devil:

Umgawa!!! :cool:

DelMonte
Nov 10th, 2004, 09:32 AM
I believe Ashcroft is ill.

If the experts are correct his successor will be yet another African American that the board can attack for being a sell out. :lol:

These "racist" republicans have one heck of a track record on minority appointments. :p

More brothas and sistas in top "positions of power" than Clinton and Carter combined. :devil:

Umgawa!!! :cool:

By your logic, the pime ministership of Margaret Thatcher was a victory for the feminism and women's rights just because she was a woman, right?