by Lou Gherig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Carson wins SRLC straw poll
Dr. Ben Carson finished first in the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) straw poll with 25.4% of the votes cast.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Clout takes a big hit
Poof! That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.
Bobby Jindal might not be the most popular politician in Louisiana, the most likely republican or democratic candidate to be elected president, but he is expensive.
Some clown from Washington, D.C. who calls himself a political writer traveled to Oklahoma City last week to cover the Southern Republican Leadership Conference and ended up insulting Louisiana Cajuns in a way they have never been insulted.
“Hello, Dolly! Well, hello, Dolly! It’s so nice to have you home where you belong....
“You’re lookin’ swell, Dolly. I can’t tell, Dolly, if you’re really real or just another fakey pong...”
A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is not happy with the GOP-led Congress. In fact, Americans are downright disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating.
What happened to the Jindal camapign fundraising picture with his standing in a church, with his back partially to us?
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sent me (and perhaps you) an email fundraising blast announcing that he and his wife Supriya, continue to think and pray “about whether to run for President. We'll make a final decision sometime in June, once our legislative session is over here in Louisiana”.
By email blast today, Republican US Senator and candidate for Louisiana governor, David Vitter has released his healthcare plan for the state.
In doing so, Vitter said in his email, in relevant parts:
by Ron Chapman
Louisiana faces a serious problem as it relates to Higher Education. Over the past few years Governor Jindal has seen fit to cut $700 million from public education then shift the financial burden to students through increases in tuition and fees. Students seeking to better their lives now have to shoulder the costs themselves. Worse, those who work for a living and do not qualify for grants suffer the most. From my experience they are the better students.