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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:21
Louisiana Politics: Democratic Funny Money and Republican Crazy Politics
Written by  stephen-sabludowsky

Election day, so have your final say.

stephen sabludowskyFinally, the 2010 elections are here and will soon be part of our past.

The Republicans are salivating at the prospects of controlling Congress, or at least the House.

In Louisiana, the "buzz" is did the Fayard family "funneled" money to the Louisiana Democratic Party so that the Democratic Party could fund Carolyn Fayard's commercial.

 

Of course, there is also the issue of why Governor Jindal did not help any of the Louisiana Republican candidates when he travelled the country aiding strangers and why the Louisiana Republican Party did not really help to support Jay Dardenne for Lt. Governor? 

Maybe I am missing the mark here, but if I were a Republican, before I start accusing the Louisisiana Democratic Party for possible violation of the law or ethics code or both--if my own party and governor did very little to back its own candidate, Jay Dardenne, for Lt. Governor, I would be darn miffed?

If I were a Democrat, I would absolutely want to get to the bottom of any allegation that suggests improper use of campaign funds.  The Democratic Party is claiming that Dardenne is just complaining because he is not getting help from the GOP. 

Tonight we will see how powerful the Democratic Party is in the state.  The last thing the Louisiana Democrats needs would be a party scandal should they have an especially bad night. 

Tomorrow, after the smoke clears and the sun rises hopefully here in Louisiana we can all take a collective deep breath, put our arms around our neighbors (Democrats and Republicans alike), look them squarely in the eyes and say "Who Dat".

Yes, Who Dat. In the scheme of things, what really matters in this state is whether the Saints wins the next game, right?

I bet there will be far less voters in this state today than there were Louisiana voters watching the black and gold play Pittsburgh.  There might actually be more Saints fans piling in the Superdome than there are voters in Orleans parish today fulfilling their consitutional right. 

As a state, when push comes to shove, in harsh reality, between football and civics, we really do know what matters, don't we.

by Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of Bayoubuzz.com

 

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