Friday, July 13, 2007

"The Answer Was Incorrect"

I've watched this video clip over and over, and I'm just as amazed each time. Remember, this wasn't some low-level lackey. She was one of the top political aides in the White House.

Can we send the whole bunch back to high-school civics class?

9 Comments:

Anonymous RW said...

Didn't the Bush administration hire nearly 200 Regent University Law School graduates like Sara Taylor as part of its faith-based approach to governance? Doesn't look like the standards are particularly high there does it? About the best thing that can be said is they appear to be loyal although, unfortunately, that loyalty does not seem to have extended to the Constitution they swore to uphold but rather to the persons they served.

7/13/2007 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first job out of college I learned a very important lesson that I haven't forgotten. The tone of an organization is set by the person sitting at the top. How can we expect coherent responses and respect for our system - good, bad, ugly and inconvenient - from underlings when not only the president but the vice president have so little respect for them?

7/13/2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Nothing says that she didn't also take an oath to protect the president, in some other ceremony that is marked 'Secret' in the Vice President's files.

7/13/2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger Azael said...

Everyone knows how to save the ship after it's sunk. The real issue is anticipating and figuring this shit out before it has a chance to take hold and do real damage.

While A.S. seems to be on board and is doing a great job at forensic analysis, I still have no faith that the man can only clearly see the past and is still just as ignorant of the future as he always has been.

Love to be wrong, of course.

7/13/2007 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

I also watched this several times, and noted the tones of confusion and dismissiveness from Taylor whenever Senator Leahy mentioned 'Constitution.' Look at the body language. She either doesn't understand the Constitution or has written it off as, in the words the current Executive, "just a piece of paper."

In the 'cult of personality' department, one gets the feeling that Sara Taylor's testimony is just the smallest tip of a very massive iceberg.

7/13/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Vercules said...

This is hardly surprising. This administration has a long history of hiring partisan hacks.

The C.P.A. is a great example.

For the Administration, loyalty and ideology trump all else.

7/13/2007 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounded even better in the original Korean (Pyongyang dialect).

7/13/2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger Grodge said...

Mr Bowes is correct. Ms Taylor's body language, which does not show up on any written transcript, was indicative of deeper truths within this administration.

A few things:

1) The US taxpayers paid Ms Taylor's and Ms Miers' salaries and provided their offices; therefore, they can answer our representatives' questions.

2) If the president needs privileged, unvarnished advice, then he can hire a personal attorney with his own money-- like the rest of us do.

3) The subpoenas are issued from a bipartisan committee, and I believe the vote was unanimous.

4) Send these clowns to prison for contempt of congress, because that is exactly what they have shown-- contempt-- and it is a crime.

Thanks TCR for providing the link to the video-- a simple transcript wouldn't do.

7/14/2007 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there a clause in the Patriot Act that Congress can use to arrest and torture these ass-clowns? Maybe someone from the Democratic side of the aisle should sit down and read it. National security.

7/14/2007 8:55 AM  

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