Waxman's multiple inquiries wage all-out war against Bush. He has accused Lurita Doan, administrator of the General Services of Administration, of soliciting political activity by her employees. He heard testimony from former Surgeon General Richard Carmona that the White House politicized his work. Waxman also has said he plans to revisit what Taylor knows about the sacking of U.S. attorneys.Henry Waxman planned payback through 12 years in the minority. In response, the Oversight Committee's ranking Republican, Rep. Tom Davis, in a April 25 committee meeting tried to extend Waxman's subpoena of Republican e-mails to include Democratic e-mails during the Clinton administration. Davis was rejected on a party-line vote.
The White House is feckless. Once off the government payroll, Sara Taylor was on her own to explain a world she never built. While the president ordered his former counsel Harriet Miers not to testify about firing U.S. attorneys, Taylor was given ambiguous instructions on what she could and could not discuss. Now, she faces the need to defend under oath the politics of the Drug Control office.