According to outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft, "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." I wonder what color the sky is in the alternative universe he occupies.

But I guess that rosy assessment must be why the color-coded terrorist alert level for the DC area and New York City has been dropped from orange to yellow. It certainly couldn’t be because the danger of losing the election has passed.

Why does it feel like I’m watching a report by Stephen Colbert?