The record shows that this was a premeditated plan to remove U.S. attorneys and replace them indefinitely with others — who might not be qualified — without Senate confirmation. The means to accomplish this was a provision slipped into the 2006 reauthorization of the Patriot Act with no notice.No wonder Democrats plead they were bamboozed on Iraq; they don't pay attention to their job.
These are politcal jobs filled in part on political calculations. The way it's been and the way it should stay.
Update: Jack Kelly nails it over at RCP