Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Nov 2004, 10:10 a.m.

The Anointing

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Steve Robertson knows Ashcroft stories and I need to get some from him - such an intriguing figure! I always figured I had an in with Ashcroft since Steve knew his son at Rice. Professor Spiro asks the same question I do - Ashcroft had a pretty consistent moral framework with which I strongly disagreed, whereas Gonzales would just do whatever Bush wants. Which is worse, a zealot or a hack?