Heh.. it is actually one of the coolest aspects of being an Imperial Agent. At times, you get to stick it to the Sith and see how far you can push them without dying. I actually think there is a conversation as IA where you can die because of what you say to the Sith.
This is definitely an awesome part of playing a Sniper. Even though I love my Assassin, it's great to be the normal person who's sick of the Sith mucking everything up with their wanton murdering. My Sniper's son (Bounty Hunter), feels the same way.
That said, my Assassin gets pissy when people don't treat her with the proper groveling. Pretty sure a confrontation between her and my Sniper would end with one of them dead.