Bush, Cheney and Co. have shown contempt for U. S. laws so many times and in so many ways I didn't think that they could shock me any more. They did. This from Counterpunch:
Bush and the Constitution
"Just a Goddamned Piece of Paper" By GARY LEUPP
"Doug Thompson, publisher of Capitol Hill Blue, says he's
talked to three people present last month when Republican Congressional leaders met with President Bush in the Oval Office to talk about renewing the Patriot Act.
That act, passed by legislators who hadn't read it,
in the immediate aftermath of 9-11 (when most people were shell-shocked and lawmakers in particular disinclined to use their brains), has of course been criticized as containing unconstitutional elements.
All three GOP politicians quote their president as saying:"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face! It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"