The man most hated by liberals turned in his resignation letter on election day. John Ashcroft, villified and behorned all across the web will remain in his position until a successor is confirmed.
Word had floated last week that Ashcroft was planning on leaving the Justice Department. In fact, the attorney general handed in his five-page, handwritten resignation to the president on Election Day.
In it, Ashcroft said he had never been more honored than to work for the president, but his time to retire had come.
"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. Yet, I believe that the Department of Justice would be well served by new leadership and fresh inspiration," Ashcroft wrote in the letter he scripted himself, aides say, to prevent any leaks.
Godspeed John Ashcroft, you have given the left much fodder.