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Really just a metaphor for the Bush administration’s entire tenure:

The dismissal process itself, the documents show, was chaotic and spiked with petty cruelties. Two senior officials joked caustically about U.S. Attorney Carol Lam in San Diego — who prosecuted the corruption case of former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-Calif.) — calling her “sad” and saying her record was “hideous.”

“This makes me so sad. Why have I been asked to resign?” U.S. Attorney Margaret M. Chiara writes to McNulty on Feb. 1.

Sad indeed, but also inconsistent:

the firing lists drawn up by D. Kyle Sampson, a former Gonzales aide who resigned last week, frequently changed, rarely including the same group of allegedly inferior U.S. attorneys.

Heckuva job, Sammy, let me know when we’re done eating our own.

Some just laid down — they were “distinguished” after all:

“he wanted us to know that he’s still a ‘company man’ “


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