Loyalty – to the Constitution or to the President?
You know, none of us exists in a bubble – not even the President of the United States. I have wondered how those around Bush are going to get around having to testify before Congress – they aren’t covered by executive privilege. Well – my questions were answered today by former White House aide Sara Taylor – and the answer was disturbing, to say the least.
Ms. Taylor refused to answer Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) questions about the President’s role in the firing of U.S. attorneys earlier this year by reminding the Senate Judiciary Committee that as a commissioned officer, “I took an oath and I take that oath to the president very seriously.”
Isn’t her oath – like the oaths of ALL who serve in our government – to uphold the Constitution?!
Luckily, Sen. Leahy took the opportunity to remind her that her oath was not to uphold the President.