January 29, 2002
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Prude

US Atty. General John Ashcroft has ordered $8000 draperies to cover up the exposed breast of Justice in his office building.

What Ashcroft probably doesn't know is why Justice bares one breast. It's not erotic or aesthetic: it's a sign that she has work to do. Just as, in contemporary dress, you might roll up your sleeves, Greek women would adjust their tunics for freedom of movement and to prevent the whole thing from coming undone.

It's not surprising that Bush's attorney general is embarassed at the thought of Justice's hard work.