Ashcroft Cashes In

Mr. Ashcroft has become a Washington lobbyist, setting himself up as something of an anti-Abramoff and marketing his insider’s knowledge of how Washington works.

One of Mr. Ashcroft’s newest clients is ChoicePoint, a broker of consumer data that is increasingly being used by the government to keep tabs on people within the United States. The company received millions of dollars in contracts from the Justice Department under Mr. Ashcroft as part of the war on terror and has now hired him to find more.

You remember the folks at ChoicePoint don’t you? They’re the ones that scrubbed all those pesky black voters from Florida’s voter rolls.