Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer has announced he is running for President. Of what, you ask? Of the United States, of course.
Now don’t dismiss his candidacy. Two and a half years ago the American people elected a candidate with little government experience to our nation’s highest office. Barack Obama was a state senator and a freshman U.S. Senator. Buddy Roemer served in Congress and one term as Louisiana’s “reform” governor. So much for experience and qualifications.
The debate over the propriety of the Jindal foundation is being debated as some believe there was not anything wrong with corporations giving to the foundation and contributing to the Bobby Jindal campaign fund, while some getting an administration benefit.
The Saints didn't give running back Pierre Thomas anything close to Reggie Bush's salary, but they gave him some rewards when they signed him to a four-year contract last week.
ESPN has reported details of Thomas' deal. The four-year deal averages $2.8 million per season which ranks him No. 24 in the NFL, based on what last year's average-per-year for all NFL running backs. He's just behind Carolina's Jonathan Steward and slightly ahead of the Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson.
The new Carolina coaching staff doesn't believe any defensive linemen this year are No. 1-pick worthy, so are going to select quarterback Cam Newton of Auburn with the top choice, according to Pro Football Talk's latest mock draft.
The website has the Saints picking defensive end Justin Houston of Georgia with their 24th selection. The Saints are pursuing a disruptive front seven after their big plays of defense evaporated last season.
Shaun Rogers will be a decent defensive tackle for the Saints and that will make signing him for $4 million worthwhile. Rogers in the starting defensive line will make defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis a much better player. Rogers' presence should also help middle linebacker Jon Vilma, already an excellent player. Rogers and Ellis will tie up blockers and allow Vilma to run free and make even more plays. The Saints still need a starting defensive end to go with Will Smith.
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Timmy Teepell, chief of staff for Gov. Bobby Jindal, said he, Jindal and Toups met on Friday to discuss diversity on the board.
Teepell said he told Toups that the Jindal administration was “interested in his resigning.
Last week, two stories broke that questioned the ethics of the Bobby Jindal administration.
The first dealt with the ethical propiety of a foundation run by Mrs. Supriya JIndal which took in donations from corporations that also contributed to her husband's campaign funds. The chief fundraiser for the campaign also worked for the foundation. Also, some of the corporations involved received favorable decisions by the Administration.
Are we embarking upon a new paradigm with the reaction to the “Jasmine Revolution”?
Traditionally, national boundaries have been inviolable. What happened within a nation was that country’s business and no other country or group of countries had the right to intervene.
CONVENT, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) Chairman, President and CEO Dan DiMicco joined Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret and St. James Parish President Dale Hymel to break ground on the first phase of Nucor's new multiphase iron and steel manufacturing facility in St. James Parish.
The facility will be one of the largest industrial projects in Louisiana history, and could result in more than 1,250 new direct jobs, averaging approximately $75,000 per year, plus benefits, and $3.4 billion in capital investment.
School is out as to what political damage, if any, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is facing after the organization CREW and the New York Times outed the first-term governor in a investigation in which Jindal and his wife, Supriya, are being portrayed as walking a fine line on ethics.
Jindal had promised Louisiana that he would raise the gold standard and depending upon whom you talk with, that pledge has met mixed reviews.