Sampson sent an e-mail to Miers in March 2005 that ranked all 93 U.S. attorneys. Strong performers "exhibited loyalty" to the administration; low performers were "weak U.S. attorneys who have been ineffectual managers and prosecutors, chafed against Administration initiatives, etc."
U.S. Attorneys require "loyalty" to the administration? That's prima facie evidence of politicizing, isn't it? Sampson is said to be resigning, the first casualty of what looks to be another tawdry scandal.