After Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his launching of his Presidential Exploratory committee, the Democratic National Committee expressed its deep concern over the upcoming Jindal bid--by releasing a statement from the National Press Secretary Holly Schulman.
As an amateur yet enthusiastic historian armed with the luxury of hindsight, I can conclude that John Paul Jones would have made one helluva NFL commissioner. Jones was the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War and is called by some as the father of the U.S. Navy. However, his eligibility to lead the most popular sporting enterprise in the modern nation has less to do with leadership than with the proper use of tactics. John Paul Jones knew that when facing an enemy intent on blowing you out of the water, it is wise to employ a fundamental naval defensive tactic: Do not expose your broadside.
Another major republican has endorsed David Vitter for Louisiana Governor. Days ago, Vitter picked up the Treasurer John Kennedy endorsement. Today, it is Steve Scalise, the powerful Republican House Whip.
How quickly things can change.
Just days ago, Prince William and Kate Middleton declared up and down about how they were retreating behind the barricades to domestic bliss at Anmer Hall in Sandringham.
It still is hard to fathom what happened with the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. How did the leadership of the foundation get awarded to Irvin Mayfield, a musician with no expertise in libraries and no degree in library science? Well, it was another boneheaded move by the former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin, the true “Master of Disaster.” Nagin now sits in federal prison for a variety of corrupt activities, but his decision to place Mayfield at the position of foundation president will rank as another one of his many mistakes while in office.
As a state of Louisiana struggles with its enormous budget issue and as its governor, Bobby Jindal continues to make national headlines in his run for president, some are asking how do we deal with a budget crisis like this?
The Louisiana Democratic Party and its supporters might not see eye-to-eye with Bob Mann, once again.
The former democrat, former top staff for Senator John Breaux and Governor Kathleen Blanco (both democrats), current communications professor at LSU, blogger and columnist for the Times Picayune, has a message for democrats, if they want to defeat their' worst nightmare"--David Vitter.
Louisiana's legislative session is half-completed. There is much uncertainty in the air. Will the legislators and Governor Jindal craft a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year--as they are constitutionally mandated to do? If the budget involves taxes that have been approved by the House and which are being discussed in the Senate, will the governor veto them and the budget? Will there be an override session?
Oddly, if not ironically, conservatives may end up having Sen. Pres. John Alario to thank for keeping the focus on right-sized, sensible government in Louisiana as the state grapples with a looming budget deficit for fiscal year 2016.