How dare Gov. Bobby Jindal call for the firing of President Barack Obama, when his administration leaves a great deal to be desired (The Advocate, Sept. 18).

Louisiana continues to head all the “worst” lists, and comes in last in all of the “best” lists. Jindal goes on to say that the presidency is not a place for on-the-job training.

I don’t remember him going to school to become governor. I do remember his heading several state agencies badly. Obama was an organizer. And as our biblical history informs us: Pontius Pilate was a governor. Jesus was an organizer.

May I suggest that the governor get his own house in order before attacking other public officials.

Consider the following:

Louisiana ranks 49th in the preparation of its pre-college population.

Louisiana has one of the highest drop-out rates of high-schoolers in the country.

Louisiana loses thousands of its college-trained citizens to other states.

Louisiana is the third-most-violent state in the nation.

Louisiana has some 800,000 children who depend upon food banks for daily sustenance.

Louisiana has lost almost 18,000 state jobs in the past several years.

Poverty continues to escalate in Louisiana (The Advocate, Sept. 25).

And these are just a few of the problems which should be addressed.

I see the governor’s statement as political posturing — attempting to hitch his wagon to the “star” of his party, hoping to be rewarded for his outrageous attacks on the president

I have been a resident of this state for 86 years.

I have paid my taxes dutifully.

I am also a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. (I can’t remember the branch of the military in which the governor served).

I have more than a passing interest in what transpires in my state and my nation.

One last thought: If former Gov. Edwin Edwards were eligible to run for the governorship, he would win in a landslide.

Finally: “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Huel D. Perkins

retired educator

Baton Rouge