Dave Treen was sworn in as Louisiana’s Governor 37 years ago. Anyone who knew him noted what a nice guy he was. But Treen’s legacy will not be based on his friendliness. History will treat him well and acknowledge that he was the first, and perhaps only, true conservative Louisiana Governor in the past century.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Political pundits who are covering the Louisiana U.S. Senate race appear to be a bit perplexed over the eventual impact David Duke will have on the election.
The big question is just how much star power he still commands after being out of the limelight for nearly two decades.and being a convicted felon. Nevertheless, Duke remains to many the nation’s most notable and infamous white supremacist.
On Thursday, a almost-sold-out crowd attended Politics with a Punch which showcased former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. "Punch" is a political comedy, on the order of Politically Incorrect. It was founded by Stephen Sabludowsky and Jeff Crouere.
Now that the Louisiana legislative session is over, if you are still looking for the next political brawl, you need not look any further.
The June 2015 lineup is complete. The main draw punching it out will be Edwards vs. Edwards. The big question is whether they are Mann enough or if either will crawfish out of the bout?
by Jim Brown
Poor Congressman Steve Scalise. He should be on cloud-nine having reached the pinnacle of political success by being elected majority whip in the Republican controlled congress. But out of the blue, he is blindsided by a 28-year-old democratic blogger and law student who ties him to David Duke. Scalise’s sin? Accepting a speaking invitation 12 years ago when he was a state representative to a group (located in the district from where he was elected) that has close ties to David Duke.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Cassidy clobbers Landrieu
They say no good deed goes unpunished. That’s how Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu must feel after being sent packing by Louisiana voters.
If we needed any confirmation of why Democrats have fallen from any meaningful power in Louisiana, we need only observe the intervention of the base upon which it dominated state politics into the congressional campaign of Prisoner #03128-095, the microcosm of the old Louisiana political culture, in the guise of Juror 68.
The Louisiana 6th Congressional district campaign 2014 received signficant statewide and national attention once Edwin Edwards, former four-term Governor, Octagarian, newly-wed with a woman five decades his minor and recently-released federal felon jumped into the remarkably republican Congressional District.
To some political observers, the prospects of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) pulling reserved commercials space for the runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, might have been quite unlikely even after the Republican party trounced the Democrats nationally and even after Louisiana US Sen. Mary Landrieu eked out a very slight lead over her major challenger, on Tuesday, election day.
Unhealthy healthcare system
Louisiana healthcare system is still a very controversial subject. Marsha Shuler of The Advocate, has written “Inside Report: Uninsured care causes problems for hospitals” gives an inside view of the impact to some of the hospitals not getting reimbursed for treating uninsured patients.