Wednesday, July 11, 2007

This (Political) Ball Needs a New Court

And that court should be the Supreme Court, I would imagine. Because, guess who decided that protecting her boss's ass is more important than serving the interests of the nation?

Loyal even after leaving the White House, President Bush's former political director Sara M. Taylor obeyed his instructions and declined to answer Congress' questions Wednesday about her role in the firings of federal prosecutors.

But Democrats insisted that the decision to cooperate with their subpoena - or not - is hers.

"It is apparent that this White House is contemptuous of the Congress and feels that it does not have to explain itself to anybody," Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said as he opened the hearing.

"I urge Ms. Taylor not to follow that contemptuous position and not to follow the White House down this path."

A court fight could take years, dragging on even after Bush leaves office.

Though I'd rather not wait years for a resolution, I don't think it is the worst thing that could happen. If it were to set real precedent for exactly how executive privilege could be wielded (and for once and all correct the incorrect assumption that some belabor under that said privilege creates an umbrella for all employees of the Executive), perhaps something good could be taken from this egregious administration's tenure.