- JINDAL CAN'T STOP PANDERING
MAY 18 Here's a story on Right Wing Watch about a recent Bobby Jindal radio interview. Bobby's continuing to carry the standard of the group that feels their Constitutional rights are the only ones that matter, and that having to live in the same country as people who aren't as crazy as they are is some kind of persecution.
- CARVILLE'S SPEECH AT LSU GRADUATION
MAY 18 Here's a video of the speech James Carville made to the LSU journalism school's graduation Friday night. It's about 20 minutes long, because there is a bit of rambling here, so you'll need to plan for it. Nevertheless, it's worth listening to. In it, he lays out his argument (using movie clips and other multimedia bits) that LSU is in crisis.
- DAVE'S UP AND DOWN WEEK
MAY 18 Columnist Clancy DuBos takes a look at David Vitter's week (his political one, not whatever er, other appointments he may have had) in this post on Gambit. Dave had some wins and some losses, Clancy says.
- WELL, THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT, YOU TROLL, DID IT?
MAY 18 Tom Aswell violates all internets advice in this post: he's responding to a troll. Some guy didn't like his post about Troy Hebert's campaign spending - and while he's not saying that troll was Troy himself, wink, wink - Aswell was so "taken" with the whiny comments that he went back to Troy's campaign finance reports and did more digging. Spoiler alert: it didn't make Troy look any better.
- MANN TO DEMS: HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE GOP
MAY 18 Blogger Bob Mann has some advice for Democrats: if you don't want to see David Vitter in the governor's mansion, you might want to vote Republican. Sure, John Bel Edwards might make the runoff with Vitter, but he's never going to win, Mann argues.
- CAN'T. EVEN. DEAL.
. MAY 18 This story in the Wall Street Journal has a headline that's sure to make you fell like you fell through the looking glass with Alice. Bobby Jindal, who hasn't answered one (real) question from a journalist (or anyone else) since he's been governor, is pontificating about other candidates and how they should be ready for tough questions. What? Jindal is infamous for ignoring questions and just parroting his talking points. The national media already has commented upon it. What's he talking about?