Regular gluttons for punishment at this blog might recall when I suggested that, rather than invent bizarre and lame rationalizations for the recent purge of U.S. attorneys, the Bush administration simply say that it's their call and it's none of your damned business:
If you're going to invariably fall back on this 'at the pleasure of the President' defense, why doesn't the President just come out and say that he can do whatever the hell he wants, and he just felt like firing those eight attorneys, and it's nobody else's business and if you don't like it, you can just bite him?
Oh, my. Did I call it or what?
Thank ya ... thank ya very much.
BY THE WAY, did anyone else notice that, in Commander Chimpy's very first sentence, he referred to the "resignation" of those attorneys (as if they were voluntary), and immediately followed that up with the claim that he has, of course, the power to "replace" them.
Where I come from, being forcibly "replaced" doesn't normally fall under the category of voluntary resignation, if you see what I mean.