Brett Martell of the AP tells of a great story featuring Drew Brees and Marques Clark that deserves repeating. Should Clark pan out in the NFL, if anything, it would solidfy Brees future career as a head coach or even GM, not that there’s much doubt he would already be in high-demand, for perhaps either.
According to Martell, Marques Clark stopped playing organized football when his eligibility with Division II Henderson State ran out in 2006. Drew Brees helped him get his first shot in the NFL this month with the New Orleans Saints….
Two glowing reminders of the rebirth of the New Orleans Saints from the depths of Katrina despair, Steve Gleason and Sean Payton, are playing ironically, two different roles.
Gleason’s presence is obvious; Payton’s presence is dominant, but subtle.
There is something terribly wrong in American society today. It appears that all semblance of basic respect for one another’s person and property is lost. Individuals believe they can do what they want, when they want, to whomever they want without regard for consequences.
The horrid theater massacre in Colorado, multiple campus shootings, flash mobs breaking into stores and shopping malls, “Pick em out, knock em down” games where people are randomly assaulted for fun…some fatally, drive-by shooting where innocent bystanders are slaughtered…all reflect a careless disregard to the basic tenets of a civilized society.
Way back in ancient Louisiana history, long before the Louisiana governor became a national republican commodity and Romney VP wannabe, ethics reformer Bobby Jindal, campaigned in 2007 upon the promise to keep government transparent and to ensure money could not influence government.
His number one pledge during his campaign for Governor was Louisiana should be a state where it’s not who you know, it’s what you know.
In fact, after he was elected, he made this statement to Rush Limbaugh, “Thank you, Rush, for those nice comments. Two things. One, I think the people of Louisiana were saying strongly that they wanted change. Our ﬁrst special session will be declaring war on corruption. I’ve said that if we’re going to move Louisiana to the top of the good list, who you know can’t be more important than what you know.
Governor Bobby Jindal is in Iowa today as he continues to what some claim to be his VP-hopeful tour.
While campaigning for Romney on Friday, he told an audience in Newton Iowa, “Every year we’ve borrowed more than a trillion dollars,” Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, told about 25 invited townspeople and a few random patrons. “My little girl came home from school the other day … and she had a button on. It said: ‘Please, don’t anybody tell President Obama what comes after a trillion.’ ”