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Former Govs Edwards, Blanco, and Roemer Give Talk at Loyola


Fresh off of the announcement that he is running for Congress, Edwin Edwards is joining fellow former govs Kathleen Blanco and past opponent Buddy Roemer for a talk at Loyola this Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.. “One Louisiana, Three Perspectives” will take place in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, on the university’s main campus. 


Cassidy Gave to Campaigns for Landrieu, Democrats, Records Show


As they campaign for the GOP nod to challenge U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu next fall, Congressman Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will be pulling in plenty of contributions. But a look at Cassidy's recent past shows that he's been generous with campaign dollars to many other political campaigns, like those of Democrat Mary Landrieu.


Four Former Govs to Speak at LSU


Edwin Edwards is taking some time off from his reality tv career and getting back to his political roots. EWE and three of his fellow former governors are speaking at LSU this Wednesday, and they’ll discuss the progress (and occasional digressions) of state politics throughout the past 40 years. 


Ray Nagin Plays it Straight on The Daily Show


After his morning cozy time with Matt Lauer, former mayor Ray Nagin swung by The Daily Show to have a few laughs with Jon Stewart and again promote his new book, Katrina's Secrets, last night. Most of the laughs came at the expense of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who we can only assume Nagin takes a lashing to in the book (Local media don't get a copy until the official release date on Wednesday). Stewart brought up a scene in the book in which Blanco becomes angry with Nagin after she supported Bobby Jindal. "She said there would be hell to pay, and I think Katrina qualifies," Nagin said.


Ray Nagin Outs 'Katrina's Secrets' on 'Today'


As might be expected from an appearance on national TV, the first stop on former mayor Ray Nagin's New York book release blitz this morning mostly rehashed the blame game that circulated between then-president George W. Bush, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Nagin. On the Today Show, Matt Lauer treated Nagin's time on the plush seat as the follow-up to his interview with George W. Bush, bringing up the race question, and asking Nagin if he made any mistakes. As for getting a pulling back the curtain on Katrina's Secrets...guess we'll have to read the book.


Building the Perfect Beast

Marigny Musings



Following my two week sojurn to the land of nostalgia, my pen has once again been refilled with poison, and so its time to return to our customary tales of greed, vice and demagoguery. In other words, welcome back to the city of schemes and the state of anxiety – New Orleans, Louisiana.


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