Written by Lamar Parmentel, The Daily Kingfish.
According to the political press, Bobby Jindal launched another one of his embarrassing broadsides against the awful “DC establishment,” calling for a “hostile takeover” of DC by enraged teahaddists.
The media is talking Louisiana Senator David Vitter, now candidate for governor. The conservative critic of Obamacare and almost everything Obama met the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday and made some stunning comments responses to reporters' questions.
We’ve spoken before about the ruthless methods behind the David Vitter political money chutes seem to be remaking the political money game in Louisiana. But this innovation is radiating outward, now affecting political money nationwide.
Landrieu Pushes Away from National Democrats, as Seen on MSNBC
Mary Landrieu’s reelection was one of the topics of discussion on this morning’s Morning Joe on MSNBC. Mika Brzezinski asserted that the Louisiana midterm election is poised to be “the lightning rod for the entire 2014 cycle” before turning it over to Kasie Hunt, who traveled to Louisiana to speak to Sen. Landrieu.
Welcome to 2015!
The plethora of 2014 elections are still on the political horizon in Louisiana, but already the elections set for 2015 are nudging their way into the political spectrum.
The newest commercial in Mary Landrieu's election campaign features her father, former Mayor of New Orleans Moon Landrieu. According to NOLA.com, "the ad features the father and daughter engaging in casual banter in the living room of the family's New Orleans home."
While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister’s resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter’s name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and recently he has announced that he is running for Governor in 2015. Is this a prime example of political hypocrisy, or is it a reasonable strategy from LAGOP before the important US Senate election later this year? Stephen Sabludowsky, Bernie Pinsonat, and WGSO radio caller-David Bellinger, a.k.a. The Flaming Liberal, discuss.
I wish I could report the governor's response here, but sadly, there was no reply.
However, Jindal did respond to a reporter's question on the issue last Sunday and said, "I know there are folks, there are Democrats and others trying to link the two issues," Jindal told WWL.com.
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.
Although the Louisiana gubernatorial election is roughly eighteen months away, there is always plenty to discuss, especially when there is a recently-released poll to talk about.