Robert Adley rushed out of the state Senate chamber last week — past fellow politicians, past lobbyists wanting a minute of his time, past tourists visiting the state Capitol.
Governor Jindal keeps attracting buzz. Yesterday, he announced a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move many see as a sign that he’s moving further away from Louisiana towards Washington, D.C. While Jindal is journeying the nation - to the extent that he should be made Secretary of Transportation, according to Edwin Edwards - his popularity at home is crumbling. Jindal’s future, both nationally and locally, was the discussion topic of the last segment.
This fall, Mary Landrieu, who has served three terms as a US Senator, is up for election again. Recently, another experienced Democrat, four-term ex-Governor Edwin Edwards, announced that he’s running for Congress. Landrieu has faced a storm of criticism, particularly from Republicans, for her endorsement of Obamacare. Also, Landrieu has just assumed the powerful position of Chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, an important assignment for an energy-producing state such as Louisiana. This new assignment and the importance of seniority in office were the discussion topics in this section.
Millions of rabid college basketball fans have been glued to their TVs over the past month as March Madness reaches its crescendo. And the big bucks have been rolling in. With coaches getting bigger salaries and colleges splitting huge TV and admission revenue, there are lots of winners. But one group is being exploited and shortchanged — the players themselves.
Speculated aspirations heretofore steadfastly and repeatedly denied by the man who coyly insisted for six years that “I have the job I want,” have now been officially confirmed: Gov. Bobby Jindal is a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for president.
Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of the popular Fax-Net political newsletter, has clarified a posting re-published Tuesday on Bayoubuzz.com
Below is his clarification:
This fall, Louisiana voters will be looking at two elections, one for U.S. Senate and the other for Congressman for the 6th congressional District. Obviously, only those registered voters can decide the latter.
Today, Bobby Jindal, whose absence from Louisiana has been a topic numerous media reports and complaints from Louisiana voters has announced a plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It's hard to interpret this announcement as anything else than a sign that Jindal is preparing for the race to become the Republican Presidential candidate in 2016.
The Democratic National Committee National Press Secretary, Michael Czin, has released a statement concerning a healthcare plan presented to the nation by Presidential hopeful, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:
Once again, Hollywood has injected left wing themes into a movie, but this time the subject matter to known to almost every American. The great biblical story of Noah has been twisted and perverted by an atheist director more interested in selling tickets than in staying true to the Bible.