Many words, none of them complimentary, describe the failed presidency of George W. Bush: Incompetent, immoral, illegal, deceptive, duplicitous, dumb, stupid, or corrupt. The list is endless. But the word that best describes Bush and his five years in office is betrayal, because above all he and the party he represents have betrayed just about everyone in sight.
Congressional Republicans, already running scared, decided that the notorious “bridge to nowhere” was a bridge too far. It had become a public and all-too-visible symbol of their spendthrift ways and House GOP members complained that they were taking a lot of flak about the bridge from the folks back home.
Mexican drug cartels, finding it increasingly difficult to smuggle their product across the southern border, are using remote areas in several national parks, primarily in California, to grow marijuana, she and others told Congress. And proceeds from that lucrative trade are invested in methamphetamine labs and cocaine-processing plants, resulting in an illicit multibillion-dollar business.