Is John Ashcroft a prig and a bit of a political dunce? You bet he is. Is he “the worst attorney general in history,” as Paul Krugman claims?
I once joked that I would take a “Demoral-laced Norm Mineta over John Ashcroft,” and I stand by that. But does that make Ashcroft the worst AG in history?
Tell Krugman he can give Ashcroft that label, just as soon as he gives an order resulting in 80 cultists getting burned alive, or takes a child away from his grandparents at riflepoint, in order to ship him back for brainwashing in a communist dictatorship.