Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Governors Object to Bid to Let Bush Take Control of National Guard Without Their Consent

The nation's governors are closing ranks in opposition to a proposal in Congress that would let the president take control of the National Guard in emergencies without consent of governors.

The idea, spurred by the destruction and chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, is part of a House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act. It has not yet been agreed to by the Senate.

The measure would remove the currently required consent of governors for the federalization of the Guard, which is shared between the individual states and the federal government.

George W. Bush - AWOL from the National Guard 1972-'73

Many, who have done the research, seem to think that this was about the time Bush II got busted for possession of cocaine. Next time you see W ask if he had fun working with the poor kids at Project PULL. For more on that, read James Hatfield's "Fortunate Son". BTW: Hatfield "killed himself" overdosing on prescription drugs six months after Bush II overtook the office of president.


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