Next year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015.But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can,the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.
The Congressman Vance McAllister controversy might have legs of a different-sort, if claims made in a recent article bear true.
By now, most political watchers have heard about the rise and fall of Congressman Mcallister, recently elected and demoted, at least in the minds and hearts of the Louisiana Republican Party leadership.
Common Core, the education standards program is becoming a controversial subject in Louisiana. Governor Jindal, who supported Common Core is now in favor of pulling away from it. Many are concerned about the potential issues of privacy and federal intrusion.
Tuesday morning, Bayoubuzz publisher, Stephen Sabludowsky, substituted for Jeff Crouere on his WGSO daily radio talk show, who has been on a honeymoon with his new wife Simone.
In the final part of the Google Hangout interview of Greg Hilburn, reporter for the Monroe News Star, the focus turned to the news value, the importance and the social significance of the Vance McAllister kissing Congressman controversy rocking the state and the nation.
Once again, the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as the national party, finds itself on a political hot seat – thanks to U.S. Rep Vance McAllister.
The newly elected married congressman from the 5th District was caught on tape kissing a staffer in his Monroe office, who is also married – and to a longtime friend.
by Tyler Bridges of The Lens
(First published on the Lens)
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze.
Courts have ruled that the city of New Orleans must pay millions of dollars to shore up the firefighters pension fund, upgrade the parish prison’s abominable conditions and reform the police force.
As if saving his public reputation, reconciling with his family, and fending off the calls for his resignation from LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal was not enough, Vance McAllister faces new challenges in only a few months.
Since the Congressman Vance McAllister kissing bomb went off last week, the nation's attention has been on Monroe, Louisiana and the fifth congressional district. While there is no question what happened - McAllister was caught on camera kissing Mrs. Peacock - there are many remaining questions with only few clues.
For instance, we do not yet know for certain who dunnit--used what appears to be a smart phone to video the security screen. Nor do we know the motivation for the camera shooting, nor details regarding the release of the video.
With the sexual indiscretion of Republican Rep. Vance McAllister has come calls from some prominent Republicans for him to resign, which has spawned charges of hypocrisy from prominent Democrats. But going beneath the surface of the matter blunts, if not invalidates, the latter’s claim.