her face speaks volumes

Maybe she was just tired, or maybe she was just plain disgusted, but check out Supriya’s face in this video from WWL-TV

Bayou Buzz’s Jeff Crouyere takes up the gauntlet and tells PBJ not to play Louisiana voters for fools

It is time to remind our politicians that the people of Louisiana are not stupid. Voters in this state may make poor political decisions and elect the wrong people to office, but they are very politically savvy. The people of Louisiana understand when politicians are not telling the truth. For example, despite what is said by Senator McCain or Governor Jindal, people know exactly what is going on this weekend in Arizona.

According to Governor Jindal, he is going to tout recovery issues with the Arizona Senator. The McCain campaign claims that the visit is purely “social” in nature. All of this is pure and unadulterated malarkey.

Although there will be socializing and the issue of the recovery may be discussed, there is only one reason for the trip to Arizona this weekend, to determine who John McCain wants to pick as his running mate. The Arizona Senator is looking for the best match and he is using the weekend to “interview” Jindal, Florida Governor Charlie Crist and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Could it be just a coincidence that this social includes three men who are top vice presidential contenders? Of course not, the vice presidency is the only reason why these candidates have been invited by McCain to the Arizona compound. Even former Louisiana Governor and McCain confidante Buddy Roemer admits that Jindal is on the “short list” to be selected as the GOP vice presidential nominee.

I just wish that Governor Jindal would level with the voters of Louisiana. He is obviously interested in pursuing the vice presidency. Otherwise, he would not be granting so many national interviews to improve his national profile. If uninterested in the position, he would not be spending the weekend with John McCain.

There are many problems that need to be addressed in Louisiana, demanding the full time attention of Governor Jindal. He is a talented, capable and ambitious leader who should put all of his considerable talents to use to benefit our state. Pursuing the vice presidency is strictly a personal quest for political advancement. Although most politicians would do the same thing, many people thought that Jindal was somehow different and would put the people of Louisiana first on his priority list.

In my view, at age 36 and after only four months as Governor of Louisiana, it is way too soon for Jindal to be considered for a position that is only a heartbeat away from the most important job in the world. Being considered is quite flattering and this courtship has obviously interested the Governor, but while this process unfolds the unfinished business of Louisiana remains. There is much work to be done to make this state a better place to live, work and raise a family. The Governor should focus his full attention on the important matters of the home front. It is more challenging than anything he will face as Vice President of the United States.


~ by maringouin on Monday, May 26, 2008.

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