The lady with the breasts in the Justice Department who embarrassed extreme Christian Attorney General John Ashcroft so much when she was positioned behind him at press conferences that he had her ample bosoms covered, has at last been undraped. The new attorney general, Alberto Conzales, agreed to lift the veil on the Spirit of Justice, as the aluminum statue is called. Now there’s liberty and justice for all – to see – in the Great Hall. (BBC News)
Before being covered, the statues offered rich pickings for press photographers working at the Justice Department, who often crouched on the floor to capture politicians in shot with an exposed aluminium breast. Perhaps the most famous photograph of the statue is a 1986 photograph of Edwin Meese brandishing a copy of his report on pornography with Spirit of Justice clearly visible in the background.