Loyal to Bush even outside the White House, Taylor at first refused to answer questions that might violate Bush's claim of executive privilege and at one point reminded the committee that as a commissioned officer, "I took an oath and I take that oath to the president very seriously."
Seeing a chance to weaken Taylor's observance of Bush's executive privilege claim, Leahy corrected her: She took an oath to uphold the Constitution.
"Your oath is not to uphold the president," Leahy lectured her.
Damned right, Senator. It's about time that someone mentioned that piece of paper.
Laws, not men, dammit.