Following a meeting today with New Orleans business and community leaders to discuss the future of the New Orleans Hornets, Governor Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and adjacent Parish Presidents urged fans to buy Hornets tickets and pack the New Orleans Arena in order to help meet the minimum attendance average for the team’s lease. There are 12 home games remaining before the deadline – January 31 – to meet the two-year attendance average of 14,735 required in the Hornets’ lease or the team can opt out and leave the city.
When I first saw on Youtube Vince Vance’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, I said to myself, “WOW”.
Vance had told me that he wrote the song and that it was a big hit nationally. I had heard the song’s title before so that was a good start, for me.
Frankly, I have begun to become familiar with the zany and whacky Vince Vance and his music ever since I listened to and watched his “I Am New Orleans” video which he released during the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
When candidate Bobby Jindal ran for the position of Governor of Louisiana, his pitch was that he would take us up to the top of good lists from the bottom of the bad lists.
This entire debate over the enormous and the incredible-growing Louisiana budget crises, cuts to higher education and to healthcare is quite frankly, taxing to my brain.
And lately, now that Governor Jindal is home from the book tour battles, his statements have only confused me more.
The Obama administration Wednesday reversed a policy it announced in earlier this year weeks prior to the BP oil spill and said it will not pursue offshore oil exploration either in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the Atlantic coast.
On Tuesday, Bernie Pinsonat of the Southern Media Opinion & Research (SMOR) released a new statewide poll focusing upon the mood of the Louisiana voters. One of the biggest surprises was evidence that Governor Bobby Jindal who has made a strong effort to appeal to a national audience is losing popularity back home. Also, voters appear weary of government yet they realize that many of the government programs will be cut this spring. Here is a Bayoubuzz interview with Pinsonat regarding the fall 2010 SMOR poll.
Governor is on the book tour road but this time it is not California or Washington DC or Fox News.
It is within his own confines..Baton Rouge.
Thanksgiving has passed and our focus takes us to the battle of the books with Governor Bobby Jindal, Mrs. Jindal and Sarah Palin sporting new books. Also, some items related to the Louisiana budget, unemployment and a a Small Business Summit sponsored by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans.
Bobby Jindal says he has the job he wants which is to be governor of Louisiana.
While many pundits throughout Louisiana believe that the republican Jindal will not fulfill a second term of office, as of this date there are no challenges—either from the republican or democratic camps for the position of Louisiana governor.
An Organization called S.A.V.E LA is urging Louisiana and Americans to attend Governor Palin's book signings with proceeds going to Louisiana higher education.
In what might be a "political one-upmanship" between two rising political stars or perhaps "Who can sell the most political books before Christmas or the GOP national convention" or perhaps even "hitting where it hurts in one's own back yard", the action clearly appears to be an orchestrated swipe at Governor Jindal. It might also be the second of a round of national political snipes between the two republicans governors or some say Presidential hopefuls.