Louisiana political shorts for today: Vitter overwhelms, Jeff Landry gets the GOP endorsement, Jindal is back on the trail and some political tweets.
In his visit to Africa, President Obama once again showed his narcissism. He spent time focusing on the 2016 presidential race and criticizing Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee. He also used a speech to the African Union to claim that he could win a third term because “I’m a pretty good president.”
With three months to go, the gubernatorial campaign of state Rep. John Bel Edwards has increased the vigor of its whistling into the wind as more adverse information comes in about the state of all the candidates’ campaigns.
The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching which will remind millions of one of the worst natural and man-made disasters in American history. For the most part, hopefully, that killer-storm nightmare is behind all of us. However, the anniversary should also be a reminder that families should not only prepare for themselves but for those who might be in special need-- senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. They are particularly susceptible to higher risks, in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
Labor Day is now on the horizons. Louisiana elections season 2015 is about to heat up as the dog day of the summer begin to wake from its slumber. Which means, it's time to get out the digital pen and start asking Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat, some pertinent questions about the future of the Louisiana electorate.
According to WalletHub, Louisiana ranks 47th in the nation (including the District of Columbia) for the worst school system.
Massachusetts has been rated the top district, Alaska, the worse.
by Jim Brown
There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way. He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the presidential preference polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates were ducking. Here in Louisiana, he hit a responsive cord when few other presidential wanabes had the gumption to show any backbone, particularly on curtailing illegal immigration. But then, his mouth got in the way.
by Jim W. Miller
You can look at the Saints’ excommunication of Junior Galette from different points of view and all come to the same conclusion. Good riddance! Opinions are like a left elbow - everybody has one – but how each of the affected constituencies greeted the team’s sudden termination of the team's sacks leader tells a lot about Galette’s impact on last year’s 7-9 record and this year’s prospects as well. The pertinent points of view in the Galette case boil down to these three: The fans, the locker room and the organization.
Apparently, political lightning has struck a Louisiana gubernatorial election poll, once again.
Pollster Verne Kennedy of the Alabama-based Market Research Insights (MRI) wants to correct poll results tracking the Louisiana gubernatorial election. He feels the information that has been reported in the media does not reflect the poll results. He says that TheInd.com (and later, other media), citing a June poll he conducted, has reported Democrat John Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator David Vitter by a margin of six points 30 to 24. Instead, as of the time of the relevant June poll, Kennedy says Vitter was in front of Edwards by two percentage points.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to protect the peace during funerals after notice that the Westboro Baptist Church might picket.