Parts of it are obviously very troubling: I was very disturbed to learn of the Domenici calls, for example...The sheer intensity of the effort to make this the big story of the week is bringing out the resistance in me.
At the same time, several parts of the story seem overblown. U.S. Attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the President, and the press seems to overlook that in a lot of its reporting....
So in the end I don't quite know where I come out based on what we know. Without knowing where I come out, I don't feel I have much helpful to add. I realize that this may mean I am missing a big story.
March 14, 2007
"I haven't written about the U.S. Attorney's story because I'm having a hard time figuring out just how big a deal it is."
That -- from Orin Kerr -- resonates with me: