Saturday, April 26, 2008

Except McCain can't remember what he said here.

And Bush probably doesn't either. Jindal: McCain, Bush visits give La. a forum

Remind me. Whose birthday were they celebrating in Phoenix the day Katrina hit?

IDF faces the music

Well said. | News | Breaux endorses Cazayoux — Baton Rouge, LA
“If you keep electing extreme partisan people to Congress, Congress will continue to be extremely partisan.”

Not gonna happen . . .

But there are advantages. | News | Jindal could be possible VP candidate — Baton Rouge, LA
Jindal could be possible VP candidate

But it would be in line with Jindal's career. Never finishes the job.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sign petition here.

Courtesy Political Action: Senator McCain, reject Hagee
"John Hagee continues to blame the people of New Orleans for the catastrophe of Katrina. Senator McCain: If you reject intolerance and bigotry, stop seeking the political support of John Hagee and other hate-mongers."

Monday, April 14, 2008

He did not have sex with those women.

The Raw Story | Senator Vitter wont testify in sex case
Sen. David Vitter will not have to testify about his ties to an upscale Washington escort service, a defense attorney said Monday, sparing the Louisiana Republican an embarrassing trip to the witness stand.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Where have I heard that phrase before?

Executive privilege? Governors have executive privilege? News to me.

Jindal move riles retired generals:
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana National Guard is suffering from low morale, leadership problems and nepotism, according to a group of retired generals appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to review the military department's operations.

The governor's office, however, has dismissed some of the suggestions made by the generals and has refused to release the report, citing executive privilege.
. . . . . .
"I'm actually mystified," Ross said. "I thought Bobby Jindal was smarter than this."

Birds of a feather? Really? - Craig offers support to Vitter
Embattled Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is getting support from fellow Republicans who say he should not resign over a public sex scandal — including from someone who can speak from experience.

Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was among several GOP senators who say Vitter’s testimony in the “D.C. Madam” prostitution case should not compel his resignation.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Brave sir Robin ran away. . .

The Ascension Citizen

Vitter driver wrecks into sign after Gonzales forum

- Breaking News
A car carrying U.S. Sen. David Vitter ran into a No Parking sign in the Gonzales Police Department parking lot Monday morning as the senator was attempting to evade members of the media, including the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, following a Town Hall forum event at Gonzales City Hall.

Update: Actually, in the video, it looks like Vitter was driving.

6th District now "competitive." Democrats, Republicans vie for 6th Congressional District —
Democrats are “cautiously optimistic” once again in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republicans for 32 years.

“I think the 6th District will be a toss-up and very competitive race that Republicans can’t count on winning,” said Charlie Cook, a Shreveport native and publisher of The Cook Political Report in Washington.

Grab the popcorn; this will be choice. | Sen. Vitter on witness list in prostitution case —
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Sen. David Vitter may be called to testify in the upcoming trial of a woman accused of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring.

Defense attorneys listed the Republican senator among potential witnesses Monday as jury selection began in the case against Deborah Palfrey. Vitter has acknowledged being involved with the escort service. But after issuing brief statements apologizing for what he called “a very serious sin,” he has ducked follow-up questions.

On the witness stand, he would not have had that luxury.

Randall Tobias, a former senior State Department official, is also on Palfrey’s witness list. Military strategist Harlan Ullman, who is known for developing the “shock and awe” warfare strategy, is on the government’s witness list.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More good news for Louisiana teachers.

First the gun bill, then the bill taking away accrued sick leave and now this! What educator wouldn't see Louisiana as a dream state? | : Author denies bill lets creationism slip into schools
The chairman of the Senate education committee is sponsoring a bill to revamp the way science is taught in public schools, including views that challenge biological evolution.

Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa and sponsor of the bill, said Monday that it would be unfair to label his bill as one that would pave the way for the teaching of creationism — the view that life began about 6,000 years ago in a process described in the Bible’s Book of Genesis.

“I believe that students should be exposed to both sides of scientific data and allow them to make their own decisions,” Nevers said Monday.