Pat Sajak and Vanna White, two television personality icons of America were in New Orleans filming three weeks worth of the Wheel of Fortune program.
This week, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal revealed he would rather wait until next year for a Congressional remap plan that works rather than select one now that doesn’t.
Never mind that our legislators have been spending taxpayer’s dollars during the spring special redistricting session, racking their brains going through maps after maps to comply with the US Constitution’s mandate of reapportionment.
Obviously, what Jindal meant to say is he wants to assure that a stronger Republican majority in the legislature will draw more favorable maps for its own party rather than completing business during the special session ending today. Certainly, it would help his national ambitions if he could show the national GOP that he is delivering Louisiana to its doorstep.
Should there be a delay in devising the congressional districts and should the Republicans get their way this fall, unless the matter is resolved during the upcoming legislative session as President Joel Chaisson has threatened, most of the current Louisiana House Congressional delegation members will get an election-year boost. It will be virtually impossible for any challenger to unseat an incumbent in 2012 as the Congressional district boundaries would be finalized leaving little time for challengers to mount an offense.
Another Northshore Louisiana state legislator, J. Kevin Pearson, has taken to the airwaves with an e-press release to protest a move backed by Governor Bobby Jindal to change the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana's boundaries. The current district is the same that Jindal represented when he served Congress prior to becoming the Louisiana Governor in 2008.
Here is the press release from Pearson
Both the Louisiana democrats and republicans were "raising cain" today as both parties sent out e-barrages to draw attention to their respective public relations swipes, du jour. Also, the Republicans announced a new speaker for their big spring shindig, Herman Cain.
Word around the state is that Carolyn Fayard is moving towards running for the top state’s office. Even former Miss America Phyllis George called her “governor” this weekend during George’s speech to the Louisiana Center for Women and Government.
Which is probably the reason that Roger Villere, the news national GOP executive is so bent out of shape today.
Louisiana Women in Government is a relatively recent phenomena as women all over the United States began to realize their full potentials.
One organization, housed out of Nicholls State University has been showcasing the trailblazers who have carved out a path for women starting or yet to make their marks in the conversation of Louisiana women governmental leadership.
I believe Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal will go down into history as the state’s most powerful and artful politician.
That’s not much to expect for the Ivy Leaguer, Rhodes Scholar who headed two major government agencies shortly after his voice changed into adulthood.
While school is out as to whether his government’s trains run on time, few can doubt his political efficacies.
If you’re not confused as to Governor Bobby Jindal’s position on redistricting of the U.S. Congressional seat, try this:
On Tuesday, The Monroe News Star, other publications and even elected officials said that Jindal was supporting the “Kostelka map plan”. In particular, the Monroe story said, “Jindal supports Kostelka map plan”.
So, is Governor bobby Jindal endorsing the “Kostelka congressional redistricting plan or not?
According to Congressman Jeff Landry the answer is no.
Bayoubuzz has just received this email from the Landry campaign:
It appears South Louisiana just might lose out.
Governor Bobby Jindal, who certainly did not tip his hand when he spoke to the legislature at the start of the special session on Sunday, apparently is going North.
North, as in North Louisiana.