It is impossible to traverse the Louisiana political landscape today and not run across some mention of an unannounced, 32-year-old gubernatorial candidate with no political experience. Caroline Fayard has clearly rocked the Republican establishment here in Louisiana.
Written March 30, 2011
So we assume that the Louisiana Republican Party’s state elected officials want to use their legislative and gubernatorial majorities to ensure redistricting favorable to their future electoral chances? Then why, after yesterday’s activities revealed, did they stop short of this?
Millions of rabid college basketball fans have been glued to their TVs over the past month as March Madness reached its crescendo this Monday night. My North Carolina Tar Heels came close in an effort to win its second national title in the past five years. And the big bucks have been rolling in. There are lots of winners, with coaches getting big salaries, and colleges spiting up their percentage of huge TV and admission revenues. But there is one group that is being both exploited and shortchanged. It’s the players, themselves.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he's optimistic the labor dispute with the owners will get resolved.
Brees was in San Diego on Wednesday to promote next month's Cox Celebrity Championship, the tournament to benefit charity. Brees, of course, was asked about his role and thoughts on the NFL lockout that has thrown the offseason into turmoil and could threaten the 2011 season.
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today responded to President Barrack Obama’s speech outlining his administration’s plans to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
The electronic wires are alive on Wednesday with e-mail from Republicans and Democrats alike. Louisiana Republicans are rejoicing over the gift they received from comments by Democrat Caroline Fayard. On the Democratic side, Louisinaa resident James Carville is urging that democrats send money to help keep Republicans from controlling Congress. Louisiana Senator David Vitter, in the meantime is asking for money to fight Obama to preserve taxpayers' money.
Louisiana Business: LED Lantern Awards, DoubleTree, BP Oil Spill Impact,
Nominations are being accepted for Louisiana Economic Development's 2011 Lantern Awards. Each year, the Lantern Awards recognize one outstanding manufacturer from each of Louisiana's eight Regional Planning and Development Districts.. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, May 2.
Former Lt. Governor candidate Caroline Fayard has been touted as the Louisiana Democratic Party’s best hope of winning statewide office this fall. Some Democrats believe she is the only candidate who can possibly mount a competitive race against incumbent Governor Bobby Jindal. Other party leaders want Fayard to run for Secretary of State and challenge Republican Tom Schedler, who is newly appointed and relatively unknown statewide. To prepare for a potential statewide race, Fayard is in Washington D.C. tonight to meet with Governor Martin O’Malley, Chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association. The meeting is another indication of how viable Democrats view Fayard as a candidate in the fall election.
A lot has been made in the last 24 hours of what former candidate for Lt. Governor Caroline Fayard said at a recent democratic meeting and it seems everyone is pouncing on her, but you know what… I think I agree… I hate republicans and I do think they “eat their young.” Here is why…
The Saints are currently scheduled to take the 56th over-all pick in the second round of the NFL Draft on April 29.
Looking back at the last 10 selections with this pick, several players have gone on to have solid NFL careers. Seven of the 10 are still playing in the league. Below is a review of the last 10 56th selections: