“The distinction between ‘political’ and ‘performance-related’ reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial,” - Kyle Sampson, during Thrusday's hearing.
Please look at that statement. That personifies the Bush/Rove mindset. The way they measured US Attorney's was political. Not whether they put folks behind bars, or carried out investigations in a proper manner. No, the way they measured these prosecutors was whether or not they were "loyal Bushies." It's sad, but at least he's honest.