BUSH-BLANCO catch 22

"Can you imagine how it would have been perceived if a president of the United States of one party had pre-emptively taken from the female governor of another party the command and control of her forces, unless the security situation made it completely clear that she was unable to effectively execute her command authority and that lawlessness was the inevitable result?" asked one senior administration official, who spoke anonymously because the talks were confidential. NYT, linked in title

For those of you who don't know, like Pierce Brosnan, Kayne West, anyone not living in the USA... the system works like this:

Federal>>>>>>>>> PERIOD. NOT the other way around. Mayor Nagen, Governor Blanco and President Bush. The fact that the totally stupid and inept leaders of Louisiana happen to also be of the democratic party further complicated action on the federal part.

Jeez this is getting old!