Veteran political observer John Maginnis declared that the partial government shutdown of the first half of October produced no real political winners or losers among Louisiana federal government elected officials.
Although Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will no longer be the top man at the mansion, he will be man in the house of the new reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife, premiering Sunday on A & E.
There are certain things you don’t forget. Where you were on 9/11, or when President John Kennedy was shot. Down here in the Bayou State, add to those special dates Halloween night 54 years ago when Billy Cannon made football history with his 87 yard run to beat Ole Miss and keep the Tigers undefeated. His story is the rise and fall, than the rise again by LSU’s all time sports hero. And guess what? I played a minor role in what became Billy’s personal nightmare and fall from grace.
Yesterday, at the Rose Garden, as the President was endlessly talking about his signature program, Obamacare, a young woman standing behind him nearly fainted. The victim of the long winded President, Karmel Allison, has diabetes and is pregnant.
Surprise in the Fifth
Nearly every political analyst expected state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, to finish first in the special primary election in the 5th Congressional District. He did – getting 32% of the vote.
Octogenarian and former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards along with his young third-wife, Trina, are getting ready to open up their home to the nation by means of their reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife starting October 27 on A&E. Meantime, the “Edwards years”, are once again becoming top of mind, for many.
Well, sometimes polls can be wrong. Also, Louisiana Democrats have a long way to go if they plan to make any headway in Louisiana government and politics anytime soon. This weekend's 5th Congressional District election proved these claims, loud and clear.
The following is a press release by State Treasurer John Kenney. LouisianaVoice presents it here as a guest column that we feel underscores the concerns expressed in our Sept. 29 post entitled False prophets, false profits—and false reasons to privatize LSU Hospital System (or trolling for more Medicaid dollars)