This quote is from a story concerning Kyle Sampson's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
"The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial," Sampson said.
"Some were asked to resign because they were not carrying out the president's and the attorney general's priorities," he said. "In some sense that may be described as political by some people."
Pretty mealy mouthed right? Yea, I thought so too.
Here's how it translates as a headline in the San Luis Obispo Tribune's website...
Sampson denies, under oath, U.S. attorneys fired for political reasons
I'm in the wrong line of work.