LAGOP, Vitter on political hotseat due to McAllister scandal

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:17 Written by

vitter-gatorOnce again, the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as the national party, finds itself on a political hot seat – thanks to U.S. Rep Vance McAllister.
    The newly elected married congressman from the 5th District was caught on tape kissing a staffer in his Monroe office, who is also married – and to a longtime friend. 

Mitch Landrieu's New Orleans tax hikes could face trouble
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:59

landrieu-allianceby Tyler Bridges of The Lens

(First published on the Lens)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze.

Courts have ruled that the city of New Orleans must pay millions of dollars to shore up the firefighters pension fund, upgrade the parish prison’s abominable conditions and reform the police force.

Kissing Congressman McAllister's New Challenges
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:26 Written by

tarpleyAs if saving his public reputation, reconciling with his family, and fending off the calls for his resignation from LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal was not enough, Vance McAllister faces new challenges in only a few months.

McAllister clues, Phone cameras, Hallway and Mrs. Peacock
Monday, 14 April 2014 08:58 Written by

ClueSince the Congressman Vance McAllister kissing bomb went off last week, the nation's attention has been on Monroe, Louisiana and the fifth congressional district. While there is no question what happened - McAllister was caught on camera kissing Mrs. Peacock - there are many remaining questions with only few clues.  

For instance, we do not yet know for certain who dunnit--used what appears to be a smart phone to video the security screen.  Nor do we know the motivation for the camera shooting, nor details regarding the release of the video. 

Alleged LAGOP Vitter-McAllister's hypocrisy claim crumbles
Monday, 14 April 2014 08:12 Written by

capitol-dcWith the sexual indiscretion of Republican Rep. Vance McAllister has come calls from some prominent Republicans for him to resign, which has spawned charges of hypocrisy from prominent Democrats. But going beneath the surface of the matter blunts, if not invalidates, the latter’s claim.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal picks new press secretary with presidential-campaign credentials
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:53

Jindal-collageIs it that the out-of-state candidates for the Press Secretary of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal so much smarter or more knowledgeable about Louisiana and Louisiana-centric issues than those individuals who were born and bred in the state?

Is Congressman Vance McAllister, toast? Webcast 2
Friday, 11 April 2014 15:43

breadWhat can Congressman Vance McAllister do to revive his political career or is he "toast"?

In Part 2 of a Bayoubuzz interview with the reporter for the Monroe News Star, Greg Hilburn, covering the sex-political scandal and breaking many of the stories as this saga unfolds, the conversation turned to the political fallout and what must the congressman do if he wants to survive elective office

The Congressman McAllister fall and the rise of Vitter: Webcast Part I
Friday, 11 April 2014 14:07

mcallister-vitterThe Congressman Vance McAllister elective-office career, albeit short so far, has turned into a national morality-play.

GOP urges kissing Congressman McAllister to resign: Webcast at 4
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:39 Written by

Collage-mcWhy the GOP kiss-off of Congressman Vance McAllister?

Poll: Vitter Popular in Louisiana, but for Governor?
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:10 Written by

Dardenne-vitter-kennedyAlthough the Louisiana gubernatorial election is roughly eighteen months away, there is always plenty to discuss, especially when there is a recently-released poll to talk about.