SECURITY WOES AT SFO / Man walks away after shoes set off warning — thousands delayed A surveillance tape of the security area failed to show much other than grainy images that were useless in trying to get a description of the man, Wilson said. The airport plans to replace that camera and others with digital equipment to improve the quality, he said.
Upgraded cameras? Looks like most 7-11′s have better security than the airports! Can you say FEDERALIZE NOW!!
John Ashcroft’s Perilous Nipples / In which the desperately dour attorney general covers up Justice and Law, appropriately Sometimes it’s stories as tiny and seemingly insignificant as Attorney General and noted McCarthy sycophant John Ashcroft, a ferociously religious and wildly troubled, apparently sexless, desperately conservative ball of walking disgust with no discernable pulse but that’s just an opinion, ordering his very own Justice Department to spend $8,000 to purchase heavy blue drapes to cover the two large, noble, partially naked statues that have adorned the department’s Great Hall since the 1930s.
Rev. Jackson’s esteem for Lay is most holey Comment dept.: Now who’s the American Taliban? Attorney General John Ashcroft doesn’t want to be photographed at press conferences in front of two nude statues in the Justice Department, so he’s hiding them behind $8,000 worth of blue drapes.
Why not save money and clothe the statues in some discarded burqas from Afghanistan?
Boston Globe Online / Nation | World / Bush backs Cheney on papers Bush advisers said the refusal to share information with the congressional General Accounting Office was a matter of democratic principle, and an attempt to rebuild a zone of privacy in the Oval Office that has eroded in recent years under constant probing by Congress and independent counsels.
White House press secretary Ari Fleischer even compared the energy panel’s deliberation to the writing of the US Constitution, noting that ”the very document that protects our liberties more than anything else, the Constitution, was of course drafted in total secrecy.”
Like the writers of the Constitution? Gag me with a spoon.
GAO to Sue White House for Energy Documents (washingtonpost.com) It would be the first time in the GAO’s 80-year existence that it sued the executive branch. The lawsuit would be filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
GAO officials were calling congressional leaders at the Capitol Wednesday morning to tell them of the decision. An official announcement explaining the GAO’s reasoning was expected after noon.
Bush administration takes document suppression to NEW LEVELS.