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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Words have meaning

Posted by: Hammer / 9:56 AM

Saw some video of Sara Taylor over at Kung Fu Monkey. Taylor worked in the White House, reported to Karl Rove, and was under subpoena related to the firings of U.S. Attorneys.

When I got married, oh Jesus, 13 years ago, we talked a lot about the vows. We talked about what the words meant. Why the words were chosen. What was in, what was left out. The options available to us, including "thereto I pledge thee my troth".

At bottom, the vows were the agreement we were making. The vows were the why we were getting married in the first place. The vows gave two kids an idea of what the hell marriage was supposed to be about.

Sara Taylor took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Apparently, she confused that duty with a duty to support her President. We learn two things from this. First, Sara Taylor will promise anyone, anything because she's not really paying attention. Second, democracy doesn't mean a hell of a lot to some of the folks working in the White House.

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1st off, I know nothing about Sara Taylor, who she is, or what wrong doings she may have done.

But your post does bring questions up in my head. My first question is what was her role @ the White House? AFAIK, very few people who work at the White House have to pledge to uphold the constitution, so I'm curious as to what her role was and what kind of swearing in is required for that role.

My second question is, not knowing her or her story, what part of the Constitution do you think she not uphold?

By Anonymous Ba Ha Ha, at 8:27 AM  

Taylor is a political operative in the White House. She is being questioned in relation to her involvement in the firings of U.S. attorneys.

Among other things, the Constitution guarantees all Americans equal protection of the law. The whole point of the firing of U.S. attorneys was to make some Americans more equal than others.

That is (and clearly these are allegations, not proven facts) if the White House worked with the DOJ to fire prosecutors because they refused to prosecute voter fraud cases involving Democrats, or for prosecuting corruption cases involving Republicans, that would be a violate the spirit, if not the direct letter, of the Constitution.

By Blogger Hammer, at 8:41 AM  

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