In a stirring testament to his campaign promises to "restore honor and integrity to the White House," President Bush said today that anyone convicted of a crime would be fired from the administration. This is, of course, a far cry from the president's original promise to fire anyone involved in leaking the identity of Valerie Plame.
Some people -- mostly liberals and communists -- might characterize this as, oh, a "flip flop" or something like that. Maybe they'd even call it a stunning demonstration that the president values political loyalty more than he does national security. Of course, to say such a thing would mean that one does, in fact, hate America.
Personally, I hope that Bush's bold new "No Felons" policy will be retroactively applied to all of the former convicted participants in the Iran-Contra scandal who now populate the administration. Perhaps the administration will once again split hairs here, noting that the standard is now "No Felons" plural and therefore they're allowed to keep at least one. (See also, the "No Homers" rule.)
UPDATE: The second link has been changed to point to the correct comment. The previous link, like past White House claims, is no longer operative.