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I must say when I drove into Norlens last week I was surprised as hell to see Mr. Jefferson's smiling face on a huge billboard on Williams, asking for votes. The man has no shame.
In Louisiana politics there is not now, nor has there ever been a sense of shame.

In Louisiana the politician to watch is Bobby Jindal (R). He's a young, 2nd gen of Indian extraction. He ran for gov last time and lost to Blanco (I voted for Blanco because I knew her through her husband, a university dean). Jindal is by all accounts, a brilliant man. I believe he lost because of the endemic racism of North Louisiana. The whites took a look at Jindal (who is very dark) and stayed home or voted for Blanco.

Blanco is a very, very smart woman who, IMO, was badly served by her staff during Katrina. It's truism that the staff a politician hires is a strong indicator of the executive style of the office holder. In her case, the staff was too much influenced by Mary Landrieu's Washington-based staff. (And Landrieu was involved in a long-standing local political feud with Ray Nagin, whom Blanco sided with against Nagin. It's all very sordid). People go to Washington with bipartisan statesmanship in mind but after a few years up there, power politics and party power becomes part of one's waking and sleeping mind. Thus, folks were looking for a way to make points against Bush & Brownie rather than get relief to the people. The result was partly Blanco's fault -- a 3 day delay in organized rescue.

Blanco learned from that and did a quiet overhaul of her staff and cut-off ambitions to go national in favor of doing the right thing -- focus on her state. I still like Blanco but those 3 days in August will probably cost her re-election and give Jindal the seat. Jindal got re-elected to his seat with something like 60-70%. He did a bang-up job representing his district (hit hard by Katrina). He personally went into the area numerous times to find-out on the ground what people needed. Then he'd make a phone call -- often right then -- and work the system. The guy knows his stuff.

But you know what? With those two running against each other, no matter who wins, I think Louisiana will be well-served.

Everybody in this state is hoping that Reed & Pelosi will cut a deal to compensate the coastal states for the O&G exploration, production, processing and distributing that has resulted in a half-century of environmental degradation. The Repos were coming-around during the summer but there are two very different bills, one of which the President actively opposes (House Bill).

It will be interesting.

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ABSCAM............haa haa haa..........And Washungton never really confessed to chopping down the cherry tree.

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ABSCAM............haa haa haa..........And Washungton never really confessed to chopping down the cherry tree.
Didn't some of those beanie-brains go to jail?

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Well to show Im equal in my feelings about corruption

I hope all of these people implicated are convicted of any crimes they committed and removed from office ASAP!

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