Scott Horton, Why Two Bush Appointees Are Refusing to Leave, describes the incredible story of U.S. Attorneys Mary Beth Buchanan of Pittsburgh and Alice Martin of Birmingham — both highly partisan and dubiously ethical — who although they serve at the pleasure of the President refuse to hew to custom by tendering resignations, and either think they can bluff Team Obama into not firing them or see some partisan value in being fired rather than going quietly.
It had better not work. There is a place for holdover US Attorneys — when they're really good and genuinely non-partisan. Patrick Fitzgerald, for example. But ladies, you're no Patrick Fitzgerald.