To Andy Card, for example, it’s not “disrespectful” to the Oval Office to:
1. Trade arms for hostages to Iran in order to finance terrorism in Nicaragua in the teeth of a Congressional ban on doing so, as Ronald Reagan did.
2. Encourage the Iraqi Shi’a to revolt and then leave them hanging out to dry while Saddam Hussein slaughtered them, as G.H.W. Bush did.
3. Order torture, pervert the course of justice, lie, cheat, and steal, as G.W. Bush did.
But it is direspectful to enter the room without a suitcoat on, as Barack Obama sometimes does.
h/t Steve Benen.