As the Landrieu-Cassidy-Keystone Pipeline drama is now playing out in Washington DC, in Louisiana and throughout the nation, I am not sure if we are watching government in action or a political partisan circus.
The Business news Buzz for today: International Disaster Conference scheduled in February in New Orleans; BRAC or the Baton Rouge Area Chamber is hosting its annual BIG THINK for entrepreneurs; The 504ward organization is promoting jobs at Globalstar, in New Orleans.
the Louisiana Department of Education today announced a support system for the controversial PARCC test for Common Core. Here is the press release from the Department
Defeated Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness apparently on his terms endorsed Rep. Bill Cassidy for that office. Which leads to the question of whether he really got anything politically out of that as it relates to any elective future he might have.
Remember the days when candidates for U.S Senator or Governor would speak to thousands of supporters at weekend rallies all over Louisiana? Huey Long was the master, mainly because he promised he’d give voters just about anything they wanted. A long line of colorful politicians followed in Huey’s wake. But those days seem to be long gone and forgotten.
Five years ago, Keith Bardwell, a Justice of the Peace from Tangipahoa Parish, refused to marry an interracial couple, earning himself attention in the national and international media. “The reason I didn’t (marry the couple),” he told CBS News, “is because I’ve had countless number (sic) of people that was (sic) born in that situation and that they claim the blacks or the whites didn’t accept the children, and I didn’t want to put the children in that position.” Governor Bobby Jindal quickly denounced Bardwell and called on the Louisiana Judiciary Commission to revoke his law license.
Remember back to the days of yore in the year 2008 when newly-minted Louisiana governor, Bobby the Jindal (otherwise known as Bobby Jindal), rose into power on an ethics reform platform?
Thus ends ignominiously Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District’s year-long infatuation with Rep. Vance McAllister, although he parted company with his constituents through one more demonstration of the insufferable ego that was his downfall.
Ever since Senator Landrieu's poor performance in the primary election, some Republicans have been predicting an easy victory in the run-off.
Such thinking is dangerous to say the least. It is never easy to defeat an incumbent, especially one who has been in the same office for 18 years. The Landrieu name has legendary political appeal in Louisiana as the family has been winning elections for 54 years.