Sunday, December 24, 2006
Last time around, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco edged out Bobby Jindal for governor with a last minute race-tinged appeal to Louisiana's conservative white working class.
Having proven to be supremely incompetent, Blanco is considering foregoing a fruitless 2nd bid in next year's contest.Rhodes Scholar and Congressman, Bobby Jindal, 35, is the odds on favorite to become Louisiana's next governor. If victorious he would become America's first governor of Indian heritage.Needless to say, Blanco and the Democrat party bigwigs are trying yet again to block progressive change from occurring. They've latched onto Congressman Charlie Melancon of Baton Rouge as their best bet. A battle between Louisiana's past and its future will be played out over the course of next year's campaign between Jindal and Melancon.
It's no secret that Louisiana has suffered from a long history of corrupt and incompetent Democratic rule. From the colorful and corrupt Huey Long, to the corrupt Moon Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, and father of current U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, to Kathleen Blanco.A Jindal victory not only changes the ruling party in Baton Rouge for the first time ever, but more importantly, it will finally remove the Louisiana’s ethically challenged ruling families from power.
But most importantly, it signals the rise of Jindal and a new Louisiana as serious players in the new, sunnier, more diverse and smarter America.
Go, Bobby, Go!
Posted by USTaino at 9:38 AM