Same old song and dance
John Ashcroft is in Boston this morning as part of his 18-city goodwill tour to protect his Patriot Act against mounting resistance from civil liberities groups.
As Donn Esmonde of the Buffalo News so eloquently put it:
“Dear John: My pen is not a weapon of mass destruction. My notebook is not a suicide bomb. My colleagues and I are We the People, the public’s eyes and ears, the carriers of the message.”
Why publicize a national tour and then refuse to speak with press?