While I'm not entirely sure if Mary Beth Buchanan and her scam applies here, it looks like George Bush might be giving Obama some cover in regards to said scam if she fails to resign as US Attorney and he has to fire her.
I particularly like the first paragraph of this memo, i.e. the "consistent with past practice" part:
THE WHITE HOUSE
December 1, 2008
MEMORANDUM FOR CABINET AND EXECUTIVE AGENCY HEADS
FROM: JOSHUA B. BOLTEN
CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT
SUBJECT : LETTERS OF RESIGNATION
To provide the President-elect maximum flexibility in assembling his Administration, and consistent with past practice, President Bush is requesting letters of resignation from all noncareer appointees except Inspectors General and those individuals who hold termed positions.
Please transmit the attached "Memorandum for Non-Termed Presidential Appointees" to each non-termed Presidential Appointee in your organization.
Please also collect letters of resignation from non-career SES and Schedule C appointees. These letters should be addressed to you and should indicate an anticipated departure date of no later than noon, January 20, 2009. A sample letter is attached.
Non-career SES and Schedule C appointees at independent and regulatory agencies headed by termed appointees are not being asked to submit letters of resignation at this time.
Please contact the Office of Presidential Personnel at (202) 456-9713 with any questions.
This is the US attorney that spent $12 million chasing around Tommy Chong for selling bongs in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 when the Flight 93 crash investigation that occurred in her district should have been her main priority. She also went after pornographers apparently...
This winger needs to heed George Bush's advice and hit the road.