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Jindal versus Vitter
Most local politicos have known that the two top GOP leaders in Louisiana, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. Senator David Vitter are light years away on various issues with the Senator frequently taking a dig at the Governor’s legislative policies and courage while at the same time commending him for at least, something.
Big day for New Orleans Saints: No Drew Brees (in New Orleans), no Payton but yes to big NBA brass.
Drew Brees is in New York today attending a NFLPA exe. committee meeting.
Yet, according to ESPN, The New Orleans Saints start training camp without Brees, who is holding out due to contract dispute.
Brees has denied texting Parcells during the discussion for head coach, although it has been rumored that he had such communications.
The New Orleans Saints have had a crazy spring and it now gets even more chaotic.
With the Draft approaching, vacancy in top coach spots, Brees virtually on his knees begging for a fair contractual shake, and now owner Tom Benson and top management engaged in split loyalties and duties with the newly purchased New Orleans Hornets, the New Orleans Saints might not be a big audience town, but it is indeed a town commanding a big audience.
So, here’s the news for today:
Has the media has been sensationalizing the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case to the exclusion of other shootings and crimes occurring throughout America?
Kinda. The Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre accused the media of “sensational reporting from Florida”.
Now that Tom Benson owns the NFL New Orleans Saints and the NBA New Orleans Hornets, other than wondering what might be the new basketball team’s name, the talk has been on two somewhat related issues:
Will Benson be able to focus upon both a flailing NBA team and a battered NFL team who could find numerous defensive players sitting on the bench for games, due to the bountygate drama?
While Morgan City Louisiana is no jungle, this weekend, it will be.
The oil town in South Louisiana is hosting the Tarzan Festival due to its role in the King of the Jungle’s history, Morgan City was the site of the first movie version, a silent film way back in 1917.
Benson still boogeying
I guess it is painfully clear now why Saints owner Tom Benson has been mum on his team's peccadilloes involving the Bountygate scandal. He has discovered a new sport! Football is so yesterday! Instead of the occasional fuzzy photo of Mistah Tawhm in his Superdome suite, we might soon see the Benson Boogie at mid-court with such notorious floor-seaters as Spike Lee, Jack Nicholson and Brad Pitt in the second line. Tom Benson boogeying through the NBA is better than Margaret Thatcher in go-go boots!
The legislative session began with hordes of teachers descending upon the State Capitol to oppose Governor Jindal’s aggressive education reform package. The dust had barely settled after those two historic bills were passed, a new battle began brewing over the administration’s efforts to reform the state’s retirement system.
On Wednesday, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. He was arrested and taken to prison where he will remain until an arraignment and bail hearing on May 29.