Problem is that it wasn't Barone.
The US News website was hacked and someone published that story under his name, but it wasn't him. Barone actually wrote Andrew Sullivan (who at first was duped by the hacker - though not the only one according to memeorandum):
"I'm pretty sure I haven't commented on the firing of the U.S. attorneys. I really haven't looked into it enough to be able to comment knowledgeably."One has to wonder how many people have relied on the faux Barone posting.