Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Going Out in Style

"During the last four years our violent crime rate has plunged to a 30-year low. Under your "Project Safe Neighborhoods" the number of gun crimes has fallen to its lowest level in modern history. Drug use among America's young people has fallen and continues to fall significantly.

Corporate integrity has been restored with the work of your Corporate Fraud Task Force. As a result United States markets have reinforced their position as the trusted allocators of the world's capital resources....

Thank you for your leadership which has made these and many other justice-related achievements possible....I take great personal satisfaction in the record which has been developed. The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved. The rule of law has been strengthened and upheld in the courts....I am grateful to you for the profound honor of serving under your clear, principled leadership."

John Ashcroft to President George W. Bush, November 2004

"I have the consolation of leaving your kingdom in the highest degree of glory and reputation."

Cardinal Richelieu to Louis XIII of France, November 1642


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent post, and scary parallel. I hope we don't have to wait 150 years for another revolution.

7:19 PM  

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