Saturday, June 25, 2005

More on Naked Statues...

About bloody time! (Excuse my English)

John Ashcroft had the naked statues at the Justice Department covered at a cost of $8000 because he was embarassed by a bronzed breast.

The new Attorney General Alberto Gonzales let them be removed because he had "more important" things to consider. Gonzales is obviously someone with common sense.

WASHINGTON (June 24) - With barely a word about it, workers at the Justice Department Friday removed the blue drapes that have famously covered two scantily clad statues for the past 3 1/2 years.
Spirit of Justice, with her one breast exposed and her arms raised, and the bare-chested male Majesty of Law basked in the late afternoon light of Justice's ceremonial Great Hall.
The drapes, installed in 2002 at a cost of $8,000, allowed then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to speak in the Great Hall without fear of a breast showing up behind him in television or newspaper pictures. They also provoked jokes about and criticism of the deeply religious Ashcroft.
The 12-foot, 6-inch aluminum statues were installed shortly after the building opened in the 1930s.
With a change in leadership at Justice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced the question: Would they stay or would they go?
He regularly deflected the question, saying he had weightier issues before him.
Paul R. Corts, the assistant attorney general for administration, recommended the drapes be removed and Gonzales signed off on it, spokesman Kevin Madden said, while refusing to allow The Associated Press to photograph the statues Friday.

1 comment:

  1. Last year I had a show of my nudes and thereafter the board of directors decided that they would not show nudes anymore!

    Our climate seems to be getting worse. I live in a pertpetual state of rolling my eyes, lol!