The debate venue has shifted, if only for a moment, away from healthcare to Energy as US Senator Mary Landrieu unleashed a one-minute commercial showcasing her “fighting” for Louisiana in the energy arena, especially as she has assumed the powerful spot of Chairman of the Senate energy committee.
Congressman Vance McAllister remains in the news as the second full week of his “Kissing Congressman” scandal continues.
If there was ever a question whether the push by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere has persuaded the Congressman to quit, recent events indicate that he will continue to remain in Congress, with business as usual.
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.
Is it that the out-of-state candidates for the Press Secretary of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal so much smarter or more knowledgeable about Louisiana and Louisiana-centric issues than those individuals who were born and bred in the state?
If I were Red State, I would be “red-faced” over this column.
In his Red State “diary,” Daniel Horowitz has written an opinion piece entitled “Time to Kiss RINO Vance McAllister Goodbye.”
This column has made the rounds on Twitter with a number of tweets appearing to voice approval of the message.
So, what is that message?
It happens every spring.
As baseballs fill the pollen-infiltrated air, so do politics and the Louisiana legislature.
"Who’s on first" might be the call of the spring national pastime nationwide, but in Louisiana, the way to pass the time is not by juicing tobacco, but by chewing over the latest poll stats, hot legislative issue and by talking about the real state sport-- the game of elections and legislative affairs.
With a new poll being released last week by business-man Lane Grigsby, Bayoubuzz.com has turned to Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research for his insights with politics, polls and legislative homers and strike-outs.
Lane Grigsby, a Republican businessman, political activist, and community leader in Baton Rouge released his annual spring poll on Thursday on statewide elections and issues.
Today, Bobby Jindal, whose absence from Louisiana has been a topic numerous media reports and complaints from Louisiana voters has announced a plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It's hard to interpret this announcement as anything else than a sign that Jindal is preparing for the race to become the Republican Presidential candidate in 2016.
With former Governor Edwin Edwards back in the political saddle, there has been much discussion whether Edwards would hurt or help the other well-known democrat, US Senator Mary Landrieu, in her bid for re-election.
Ever since former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards indicated that he might run for US Congress, the political buzz has been--why? Surely, the 86-year-old man who had spent sixteen years as chief executive of the state (some of it defending himself in federal court), who had spent roughly a decade under federal sentencing, who has the reputation as a rogue, a womanizer, who is newly remarried to a woman more than fifty years younger and who now has a new seven-month old baby--would have other things to do than to be embroiled in another political fight and to take on the troubles of the world?