JUL 3 This post on Planet 105.1 features a video clip of Channing Tatum, the actor chosen to be Gambit in the upcoming feature on the X-Men character from NOLA. Tatum is looking for the guy with the Cajun accent he wants to use for the film. Because people from New Orleans are all Cajuns, and speak with Cajun accents. Sigh.
JUL 3 Taylor Huckaby, Bobby Jindal's former media guy, pens this guest column in the Advocate about his experience as a gay man working for the anti-gay governor. If he reveals much about his former boss, he reveals even more about himself. It's definitely worth the read.
JUL 3 The NOLA Defender blog brings us up to date on the latest in the Governor's race, that is, the General won't be running. Russel Honore said he can do more leading his citizen army and plans to stick to that. It can only help Vitter, NoDef says.
JUL 3 The Advocate posts this update on the case of the LSU professor who was fired recently. She and her supporters claim it was only for using "salty" language in class. But LSU says now that she did more than that - and crossed the line into hostile environment territory. Hmmm.
JUL 3 Salon posts this analysis of the fiction that some GOPers try to sell, the one that says a non-existent government is good for the economy. Problem is, the opposite is true: only stimulus boosts the economy. And guess who is featured as a shining example of what a failure this approach is? Our Bobby Jindal. (And us, unfortunately.)
JUL 3 The New York Times posts this AP brief on how Louisiana, an embarrassing holdout in the gay marriage developments of last week, must comply with the Supreme Court's ruling. Yep, that's right, At least until President Jindal eliminates the Supreme Court for religious reasons.
JUL 2 We all love our crawfish around here, but there's a special one making a splash on social media, and Nicholas Pierce writes about it here on Huffington Post. The Facebook page, "Can this crawfish get more likes than Bobby Jindal," is burning it up, often making more sense than the candidate himself. It's going to flame out, Pierce predicts, "because at some point it becomes hard to satirize a clown."
JUL 2 Blogger Ian McGibboney writes about a rare phenomenon he witnessed on social media: people from all walks of life agreeing. Usually, people on social media are going after each other over everything from politics to the color of grass. But one thing everybody seems to agree on: Bobby Jindal would be a terrible president.
JUL 2 Talking Points Memo gives us some of the choicest responses to the bone-headed #askBobby twitter campaign. Bobby Jindal's PAC launched the campaign, which, as anybody who has spent more than 10 minutes on Twitter would know, was a BAD IDEA.