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.
Lafayette Police have had a busy day.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state's midyear budget deficit.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.
Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban announced Thursday that they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court.
Thinking himself the “son of God,” the man charged with the 2013 killing of an officer of the Chitimacha Tribal Police will not stand trial following a ruling Thursday on his mental competency.
Either Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't want to tip Baltimore off as to who'll start in New Orleans' secondary on Monday night, or he really doesn't know yet.
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Ten departing CEOs rake in $430 million; profile of FSU gunman emerges; Buffalo's weather woes and more national and international news for Friday, November 21, 2014.
The Ethics Board gives the lame duck Youngsville mayor permission to offer a sweet parting gift to the community he’s presided over for three terms.
The money came through a general obligation bond sale Thursday.
A legend in the Acadiana Oil Patch, Comeaux died Monday, Nov. 17.
With a growing number of alleged sexual assault victims coming out against Bill Cosby in recent weeks, upcoming projects have been canned by NBC and Netflix, but that won’t affect the once-loved comedian and actor’s scheduled performance in Lafayette.
The Baltimore Ravens' retooled secondary had no trouble against a rookie quarterback at home. This week, however, their task is far more challenging: stopping Drew Brees on the road in New Orleans.
Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Florida this week with his fellow Republican governors for another gripe session aimed at their favorite target, the president, this time taking aim at his immigration plans.
Early voting for the runoff is shortened by two days because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he offers his critique of the socioeconomic relationship between government subsidies and obesity.
Former Le Rosier chef who cooked at the James Beard House and was named one of the “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine magazine in 1995 was 48.
Pat Cooper is contesting his termination by the LPSB, filing a petition Tuesday that calls the recent decision “arbitrary and capricious.”
A look at the numbers highlights the challenge facing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu as she tries to win a fourth term in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
A national animal rights group has been rebuffed by a Baton Rouge district court judge, although the group might still get its day in court.
The administration says public college campuses won't be on the chopping block.
The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans.
Old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments and other unclaimed money is sent to the state when a business cannot locate someone.