Word on the street is…

…Blanco’s going to have a big announcement later this afternoon. If all goes as planned, Democrats will be pleased and Jindal may be pissed. Cross your fingers and stay tuned!

17 Comments so far

  1. Dan F (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    Word has already come down Richard.

    Steel Mill heading to Alabama

    Gov. Blanco will not run for re-election

    John Breaux is in the race


  2. richard (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Dang, that was fast. Geaux Breaux!


  3. Tyler Curtain (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    And just how lame is her duck? She talked big for a flightless water fowl.


  4. Paulp (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    Now she can go back to announcing the lunch menu in the school cafeteria. John Breaux is a lobbyist with many connections and many favors to give and take. BEWARE!


  5. richard (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 5:51 am

    I’ll take a lobbyist over a right-wing neocon any day of the week–no matter how well the latter scored on his SAT.


  6. Tyler Curtain (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 6:14 am

    That pic of her on the Times-Pic homepage is purposefully, frumpily hideous. Poor Blanco.


  7. Jill (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 6:59 am

    The T-P has been running purposefully hideous pictures of Blanco for a very long time. It’s so transparent.


  8. Jack Ware (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 7:29 am

    That is one ugly woman though – intentionality by TP or not. Maybe it wasn’t intentional but rather that they didn’t want to fire someone full time to wade through thousands of pictures to find one that wasn’t hideous every time she’s in the news….

    That was a little personal even for me.


  9. Jill (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 10:37 am

    The sad thing is that she is very attractive in person; plus I’ve seen some good pics of her (Gambit just ran one last week), so I know she can be photographed well.

    I think it’s the Hillary treatment…


  10. Paulp (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    She’s 64 years old. How well is she supposed to photograph? I didn’t say Jindal was any better than Breaux. We don’t need A Republican Christian right wing running things nor do we need a life long politician who has not had a real job for the last thirty years. Same old shit.


  11. Paul P (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

    She’s 64 years old. How well is she supposed to photograph? I didn’t say Jindal was any better than Breaux. We don’t need A Republican Christian right wing running things nor do we need a life long politician who has not had a real job for the last thirty years. Same old shit. Lobbyists are the spawn of Satan. They are everything that is bad about politics in this country.


  12. Dan F (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Everyone repeat after me and keep repeating:

    Walter Boasso, Walter Boasso, Walter Boasso, Walter Boasso, Walter Boasso, Walter Boasso


  13. Carl (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    And if Ray Nagin ran, would he fool enough people statewide?


  14. richard (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    Actually, I deal with lobbyists fairly regularly, and I know at least half a dozen really good eggs–guys I’d be happy to have over for dinner or have in the governor’s mansion. Breaux is not only smart, he also knows where the bodies are buried. As for Jindal…well, the folks who work in healthcare–the industry he oversaw under Foster–can’t stand him. That can’t be good.

    Caveat: Breaux’s not 100% in the race. He’s got some reservations. In that case, Landrieu will probably step up, but honestly, as much as I love love love Mitch, I don’t know that he can beat Bobby.


  15. richard (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    Also: as dumb as I think C-Ray is, I don’t think he’d be foolish enough to run for governor. A black man from New Orleans with a crappy track record and a penchant for bashing whites? That’s four strikes more than he can afford….


  16. Paulp (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    I heard some rumblings about Landrieu as well, but most radio talk people are saying because of his losing record for Governor and Mayor, most people wouldn’t vote for him anyway. I don’t support him, but I think Jindal will win. Where does that leave us after Bush is out? Possibly a Democratic President with a republican governor.It seems like it will be more of nothing getting done with that scenario.


  17. Dan F (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

    I think we’re in trouble with the feds no matter who is governor. We have to fix this crappy political enviroment before they’ll give a crap about new orleans.



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