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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Well, probably not, but it's true that the $8,000 drapes paid by you and me to cover the scantly clad Spirit of Justice have been taken down after three and a half years of service.

The subject of much ridicule, former Attorney General John Ashcroft was apparently uncomfortable being photographed in front of the 70-year-old statue with one breast exposed. Such drapes are no longer necessary now that Alberto Gonzales holds the position.