Now here's a tough decision:
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is urging a former White House political director to ignore a subpoena and not testify before Congress about the firings of federal prosecutors, her lawyer says.
The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to hear from Sara Taylor at its hearing Wednesday and she is willing to talk. Testifying, however, would defy the wishes of the president, “a person whom she admires and for whom she has worked tirelessly for years,” lawyer W. Neil Eggleston said.
So, let's be clear -- her rationale for defying a Congressional subpoena would be ... what exactly? (emphasis unnecessarily added)
[Eggleston] added, “Absent the direction from the White House, Ms. Taylor would testify without hesitation before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has committed no wrongdoing. She will assert no personal privileges.”
Gotcha -- because her hero asked her not to. Why, yes -- as I understand it, that's a perfectly legitimate legal defense these days. I'm sure all those law-and-order Blogging Tories will be all over this sordid tale of self-interested contempt for the legal process.
You actually followed that link, didn't you? You people just never learn.
(Wag of the tail to TPM.)