The gloves are off, the fists are swinging, and the mud is flying. The race for Lt. Governor is off and running. Incumbent Jay Dardenne has accused his lone challenger Billy Nungesser of being a liberal and having a double public persona when it comes to the BP oil crisis. Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish President, accuses Dardenne of being a liberal and various other assorted maladies that most politicians would take offense to.
Sean Payton discussed the Saints' victory over the Jaguars, the late hit on Drew Brees, motivation for NFC South rival, team playing good offense and defense and quick starts at his Monday media briefing.
Louisiana now has its first black woman federal district court judge as the U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed New Orleans City Attorney Nannette Jolivette Brown as a U.S. District Court Judge in New Orleans. U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., recommended Jolivette Brown for the position in a Nov. 2, 2010, letter to President Barack Obama.
Amanda Knox has been found innocent and is free from an Italian jail today as a court overturned a jury verdict which had found her guilty of murder as well as other related crimes.
Which candidate for Lt. Governor is desperate, if either?
After sending out poll information from blogger-poll survey, “TheHayride.com/JMC Enterprise survey”,
that reports the race for Lt. Governor is at a virtual tie at 26 – 24 with a margin of error of +/- 3.5%., the Nungesser campaign responded with the following email statement “These numbers are proof that the Nungesser media campaign is starting to have an impact with voters who are responding to Billy’s proven record of results and positive vision for Louisiana’s future.
With the likelihood that any of the challengers to Gov. Bobby Jindalcould defeat his reelection less than that of the Earth reversing its rotation and its axis of rotation shifting to east-west, since these marginal candidates that in any other contest with more substantial candidates would be ignored almost totally can find much more spotlight, expect their oddities to emerge into full view. Take, for instance, the ranting of one Adroniki “Niki Bird” Papazoglakis.
Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to be a virtual lock for re-election. (Still, the Boston Red Sox went into September with a nine-game lead for the wild card spot in the playoffs and promptly went 7-20 and lost the wild card to Tampa on the final day of the season, so in the words of the old Fats Waller song, One Never Know, Do One?)
A similar scenario is not likely in the October 22 election for several reasons. First, and let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: Jindal is smart, as in politically savvy. Never forget that. He’s also brilliant at remembering numbers and statistics and can recite them with little prompting. That also makes him intelligent. No argument there.
In a recent “ The Hayride/JMCEL’s “Pulse of Louisiana” Poll”, undecided’s lead in the major races for Louisiana Lt. Governor and Secretary of State in the October 22 statewide election with Jay Dardenne, Billy Nungesser, Jim Tucker and Tom Scheduler all coming in for a close second place in their respective races. All are Republicans.
The New Orleans Saints beat a weak Jacksonville Jaguars who sported an unproven rookie quarterback.
This week, the Saints play another rookie quarterback, Cam Newton, who is proving that he could be one of the best in NFL history. Already, Newton has received last month’s Rookie of the Month Award.
The Saints are 3-1 and in first place by defeating the offensively inept Jaguars 23-10 on Sunday in Jacksonville (1-3).
The Saints could have sole possession of first place if Tampa Bay loses on Monday night as the first quarter of the season ends.