With the whole prosecutor purge scandal unraveling before our eyes, the phrase "serve at the pleasure of the President" has become a popula
March 14, 2007

tds-pleasure.jpg 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.

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"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):

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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.

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