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.
Several weeks ago the column focused on the controversial decision by the Palestinian Authority to seek statehood from the United Nations. As expressed in that article, this move presents numerous difficult situations for the world and especially for the United States.
The New Orleans Saints bounced back from a heart-breaking loss last week in Green Bay to beat the Chicago Bears in the Superdome.
After the game, Saints coach Sean Payton and Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith fielded questions from the media. Below are excerpts of the respective Q and A with the press:
Over the past years and particularly over the past week, it has become very obvious that the Republicans rule Louisiana. Last week, no major Democrat with popularity or money qualified for statewide office.
Why? How is it that the Democratic Party which completely dominated statewide government is now very much on the outside of power?
Qualifying is over, and the fall elections are officially underway. These elections will be quite different from any other elections we have seen in Louisiana.
The news media, whose members are usually more liberal than the electorate in general, has been frustrated over the prospect that Governor Bobby Jindal (R) might draw no significant opposition; and much to their chagrin that is exactly what happened. The media would never have been this out of touch if it had been looking at the road that Louisiana politics has been headed down for some time and the path that Gov. Bobby Jindal has sent this state.
Second-ranked LSU ran for five touchdowns, passed for two more, and held Northwestern State to minus-4 yards rushing en route to a 49-3 in its home opener on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
With the official campaign season set to begin, even critics have to marvel at the political handiwork of the pre-season's most active player: Sen. David Vitter.
One has to go back to the Long era to find a politician as actively engaged as the junior senator is these days in elections for the Legislature, statewide offices, perhaps even for Congress next year. One has to ask: what's in it for him?
Update: Governor Bobby Jindal, as of 3:21 pm Wednesday, has another opponent. This time, it is Cary Deaton of Metairie (who has run in a number of statewide races) and Tara Hollis, the Democratic school teacher from North Louisiana--who could be the only Democrat running against Jindal. Bayoubuzz reported on Tuesday that John Georges is seriously considering another run for Governor. Should he run, presumably, he would run also as a Democrat.
If so, now that Hollis has qualified, will the Democratic Party support any one candidate against Republican Bobby Jindal?
FROM TUESDAY EVENING
After one day of Louisiana election qualifying, there was officially nothing much about which to get excited if you are into political competition.
Governor Bobby Jindal picked up three opponents—all of them no well-known political names of note probably possessing not enough money to compete with the campaign-rich-incumbent-governor-seeking his second term of office.