From Alberto Gonzales, explaining why, in hindsight, it was wrong for the Bush administration to purge U.S. Attorneys on flimsy grounds:
We should have abandoned the idea of removing the U. S. attorneys once the Democrats took the Senate. Because at that point we could really not count on Republicans to cut off investigations or help us at all with investigations. We didn't see that at the Department of Justice. Nor did the White House see that. Karl didn't see it. If we could do something over again, that would be it.
You know, most people would at least be smart enough not to admit something like this in public. But not Gonzales.