With the whole prosecutor purge scandal unraveling before our eyes, the phrase "serve at the pleasure of the President" has become a popular talking point for those who seek to dismiss the removal of US attorneys mid-term as perfectly appropriate. Once again, Jon digs through the Bush administration video vault and finds some other instances where that phrase has been used.
"Serve at the pleasure of the President" was literally the #1 administration talking point, as the recently-released internal communications prove. Anticipating a political upheaval over the unprecedented firings, Gonzo's deputy Kyle Sampson formulated a talking-point strategy (.pdf):
Since I've seen the right-wingers frantically trying to obfuscate the issue and blame Clinton (like always), I refer you to Steve's thorough debunking from Tuesday.