Decency in Washington
On Ashcroft’s first day as Attorney General, he entered the Justice Department building and saw the statue of Justice, depicted as a woman, bare from the waist up. He called an aide and demanded that the statue be covered up, stating “I will not condone such displays of immorality at the Department of Justice.” The aide complied, draping the statue in a sheet.
And that was the last time that Justice was seen in Washington.
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