So, President Bush, the leader of the United States of America, the most powerful country in the world, was not aware of what was going on in his own administration.
DÃ©jÃ vu all over again.
What do I mean? Well, let's see, Bush did not know the levees were breached, or even could be. Nor did he know that such a tragedy awaited New Orleans if a Category 4 hurricane, like one named Katrina, happened to slam ashore.
Bush did not know that someone in the White House leaked the name of a CIA agent. And of course, he did not know lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Bush did not know Iraq did not have the following: weapons of mass destruction; yellow cake uranium; an Osama bin Laden-Saddam Hussein connection; and that an insurgency would rise after he invaded Iraq.
OK, allow me to play the devil's advocate: Let's say Bush really did not know anything previously mentioned in this letter. Let's say he is doing the best he can, and he really does mean well. Repeat the previous paragraph for emphasis. Now for whatever the reasons, this administration, of which he is the CEO (if I may), has been bungling domestic and international affairs for six years and cost tens of thousands of lives, at home and abroad, in the process.
In any other job, if such rampant incompetence were displayed, the boss and like-minded cronies would be shown the door. Other Western democracies have votes of no confidence if their leader is shown to be lacking in all things related to running a country. In fact, America has a safety valve, too, to put a halt to questionable leadership in the Office of The President of the United States. It's called impeachment.
If Congress can impeach a president for lying about an extramarital affair, then it surely has ample reason(s) to call into question the antics and policies of not only this president, but his entire administration, whose decisions have proven to be counter-productive and injurious to our country. Therefore, Congress should immediately begin unprecedented impeachment proceedings on the whole lot.
The buck has to stop. America can no longer afford the abject failure of this presidency.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.
A federal appeals panel ruled Monday that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed Interstate 10 from I-49 in Lafayette to Seigen Lane in Baton Rouge.
Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale of The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015.
A New Orleans levee board wants to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for decades of damage to our state’s coastline, but the Legislature may be poised to put the kibosh on the suit.
New standards curb elective induction
CVS stops tobacco sales
If an Acadia Parish fiddler misses a note while swatting a fly, will a St. Martinville accordionist learn “Ma ‘Tite Fille”?
(It's good, it's bad and it's just crazy)