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Ashcroft: Villain or Hero?

The rehabilitation of John David Ashcroft has been a wonder to behold.

When he left the Justice Department three years ago, he was the left's favorite demon, the symbol of all the dark and sinister practices of the Bush administration. "Apparently he wants to spend more time spying on his family," David Letterman mused.

But when he walked into the House Judiciary Committee hearing room yesterday, the Father of the Patriot Act received a rather more favorable reception.

Read the whole Sketch.

By Dana Milbank  | July 18, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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