The Gray Lady nails it on the US attorney flap:
In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people. By resisting pressure to crack down on “fraud,” the fired United States attorneys actually appear to have been standing up for the integrity of the election system.
There is no evidence of rampant voter fraud in this country. Rather, Republicans under Mr. Bush have used such allegations as an excuse to suppress the votes of Democratic-leaning groups.
COmes out yesterday that this was Karl Rove's baby; in this context that makes sense.
Doesn't matter if Meiers, Gonzales or anyone stays or goes. This is a fish rots from the head problem.