General Ashcroft is visiting an elementary school in late 2003. After the typical civics presentation to the class, he announces, “All right, boys and girls, you can all ask me questions now.”
A young boy named Bobby raises his hand and says, “I have three questions:
1. How did Bush win the election with fewer votes than Gore?
2. Why are you using the USA Patriot Act to limit Americans’ civil liberties?
3. Why hasn’t the U.S. caught Osama bin Laden yet?”
Just then the bell sounds and all the kids run out to the playground. Fifteen minutes later, the kids come back in class and again. Ashcroft says, “I’m sorry we were interrupted by the bell. Now, you can all ask me questions.”
A young girl named Charlene raises her hand and says, “I have five questions: