Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer sees nothing wrong with firing the eight U.S. attorneys and thinks that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is a decent and honorable man. "But," he wrote, "in time, and the sooner the better, Gonzales must resign. It’s not a question of probity but of competence. Gonzales has allowed a scandal to be created where there was none. That is quite an achievement. He had a two-foot putt and he muffed it."
Krauthammer’s complaint is that Gonzeles allowed his aides to "go to Capitol Hill unprepared and misinformed and therefore give inaccurate and misleading testimony." And that he allowed his deputy to say that "the prosecutors were fired for performance reasons when all he had to say was that U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president and the president wanted them replaced."
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