by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Being No. 2 is OK...for some
Some politicians believe that being the No. 2 most powerful elected official in the state is just fine. We’re talking, of course, about the race for Louisiana Lt. Governor.
Having reviewed the implications of financial reporting for Louisiana statewide candidates’ chances for the governor’s and attorney general’s contests, it’s time to review the last of the hotly contested races to date, lieutenant governor. (It’s unlikely strong challengers will emerge to battle incumbents for the jobs of Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, and add to this list of competitive races, Treasurer, if incumbent John Kennedy chooses not to run for governor.)
We’re just punchy about our panel this Thursday night at the Eiffel Society.
Jeff Crouere and I kick off the 2015 Politics with a Punch season with our political comedy show and it promises to be one full of teasing pokes and friendly upper-cuts.
Imagine the next Louisiana gubernatorial candidate making this campaign speech pronouncements:
“For too long, our state’s leaders have only looked out for themselves and their own self-interests”.
With Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's administration days away from releasing its plan to deal with an unbearable $1.6 budget shortfall, what is a state to do?
According to State Treasurer John Kennedy, don't cut higher ed any more.
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Relationships can be easy to start but difficult to end.
The trepidation that comes with breaking a heart or hurting a friend can incentivize a person to stay in a relationship that is clearly not working. In the younger years, these moments deliver some strong life lessons as we move from adolescence to adulthood. In the later part of our lives, the ending of a relationship can more likely come in the form of losing a family member or dear friend to sickness, a painful life lesson we all will experience at some point.
President Obama keeps lecturing us about “how to treat” ISIS, that nasty group of murderous terrorist thugs.
“Don’t grant terrorists legitimacy by labeling them ‘Islamic,’” scolds Obama from the headlines.
Only days after the Gubernatorial primary October 24 2015, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be off on an international tour, of sorts. This time, it won’t be London where he last made noise in the foreign affairs arena.
Jindal, who has repeatedly said he is thinking and praying over the issue whether to run for US President will be joined by another potential Presidential candidate, and devout-Catholic, Rick Santorum.
by Lamar White, Publisher of Cenlamar.com
In this series, I will compare Bobby Jindal’s pledges as a candidate in 2007 with his record in the Governor’s office. I began with the centerpiece of Jindal’s 2007 campaign, ethics reform, and today, I will be unpacking his 2007 campaign pledge for health care reform and compare it with his current stance against the Affordable Care Act.
Better late than never, never let a crisis go to waste, or whatever saying fits to describe an attempt to do what made far too much sense years ago, which for that reason didn’t get done, in the merging of the University of New Orleans and Southern University in New Orleans.