by Tom Finkel
Which isn't surprising. The book's a snoozer, filled with the kind of humorless tedium becoming a man who doesn't dance.
But it didn't have to be so. The table of contents promises a lot, with punchy, rhythmic chapter headings that suggest the verbiage of a decent rap song.
Herewith, using the exact titles of all the chapters in Never Again (though a few are flip-flopped to create better flow), is John "They Don't Dance No Mo'" Ashcroft's first rap.
"Throwing Heat" By John "MC Patriot Act" Ashcroft
(chorus): Crash in the night, Defeated by a dead man, A marked man, Throwing heat.
Trouble at the FBI, A new culture Tearing down the wall. Intelligence-based immigration -- Transitional terror -- The millennium plot, The botched prosecution of Timothy McVeigh.
Judgment in Manhattan, Terror strikes, New priorities. Terrorists among us, Phantoms of lost liberty Uncovering the truth -- Never again.