The 2012 Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. That is nearly a year from now and candidates have been campaigning for the past six months… at least. That translates into 18months of campaigning for a forty-eight month job. Something has to be done because it seems that the “campaign season” gets longer every four years and voters grow tired. More time is spent campaigning than governing, which might explain why government is held in contempt by most Americans.
Over the river and through the woods they will come for November’s Politics With a Punch, a political-comedy panel discussion showcasing, the good, bad and the bizarre elements of life in Louisiana and in New Orleans. The next Punch will be head Thursday November 3 at Eiffel Society on majestic St. Charles Avenue.
It was the day before Halloween and it certainly was not All Saints Day, but the New Orleans Saints football team spent Sunday afternoon in the NFL House of Shock as the once-winless St. Louis Rams put a scare into their visitor’s playoff hopes.
The Rams threw some tricks into the bag of plays and the city was treated to a stunning victorious weekend—starting with the Cardinals taking home the World Series championship, on Friday evening.
The New Orleans Saints went into St. Louis, flying high after clobbering their Super Bowl foe Indianapolis Colts. They left, bashed by the Rams who took a page out of winning from the World Champions Cardinals.
How and why? Rams corralled Drew Brees, who had a passer rating of 73.0, and was it not for a late touchdown drive, would have held him to less than 200 yards passing.