In the final analysis, the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington meme that played in the media early on about Rep. Vance McAllister was at least half correct, and the inaccurate part may explain why he could retain the job should he stay the course and run for a full term.
While there have been major improvements in Louisiana and elsewhere involving race, employment and equal rights, some feel the those improvements are not enough.
This issue came up on a WGSO morning conservative talk show during a conversation with Bernie Pinsonat, the pollster and political analyst.
Down on the Bayou in my home state of Louisiana, there’s a feeding frenzy going on. Now, if you live in the state but have been on vacation, say, in the Ukraine, you may not be aware that the Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is in a real pickle and has created quite a mess for himself. The vultures from his own Republican Party smell blood, and they’re already pouncing.
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.
Liberty University officials announced today that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the school’s 41st Commencement Saturday, May 10, and author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Baccalaureate service Friday, May 9.
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.
Next year, as the magnolias come to bloom, Bobby Jindal will take his last lap of the Louisiana Legislature. Yes, the term-limited, part-time Governor will be busily boxing up the mansion in 2015.But while the luggage tags and boarding passes might be swept into the garbage can,the Governor’s budget mess will stick with taxpayers for years to come.