Ashcroft Quits, Leaving Divisive Legacy as AG

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Attorney General John Ashcroft, among the most polarizing figures in the Bush administration, submitted his resignation on election night. The five-page note, disclosed Tuesday, called the job “both rewarding and depleting.” Larry Thompson, a former assistant to Ashcroft, is considered the likely replacement, reports the New York Times. Ashcroft, 62, had served as attorney general
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