Administration officials said then-White House counsel Harriet Miers had suggested to Sampson two years ago that the Justice Department fire all of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys.
That was immediately rejected. "I felt that it was a bad idea," Gonzales said. The White House approved the idea of dismissing a smaller group, the officials said.
The eight prosecutors were fired last year after Bush spoke to Gonzales about complaints that some of them were not energetically pursuing voter-fraud investigations, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Of course, those complaints were about alleged Democrat voter fraud – complaints that originated with sitting Republican officials. Worse yet, Meyer's was Bush's candidate for the Supreme Court. Attorney General Gonzales has accepted "responsibility" for this travesty, but has refused to resign. For his part, our crony and chief calls Gonzales "a standup guy."
For more on this sickening affair, listen to the PBS report linked here.