Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Why Now? The first question that needs to be asked, of course, is why Ashcroft chose this moment--with the Plame investigation out of sight and out of mind for weeks--to recuse himself.

If you're ready to chalk it up to bureaucratic inertia, or the notion that Ashcroft's been slowly, methodically weighing the opinions of his lawyers...well, I've got an Italian milk company to sell you.

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