Thursday, March 15, 2007
So, Is That A Yes?
A little gem from today's White House press briefing, regarding the rapidly spreading US Attorney scandal:
Q: On the attorneys, you mentioned that these firings were not done as political retaliation or retribution. If we're going to talk about, kind of, the President's powers, though, if any of the firings were for political retribution, is that within his purview, as well?
MR. SNOW: Let me put it this way: Again, the President has the authority to remove people who serve at his pleasure. And these are folks who had four-year terms, all of which had expired.