- KELLER TO HOLDEN: WANT SOME CHEESE WITH THAT WHINE?
SEP 4 Columnist Lanny Keller says that one day history will see Kip Holden as one of Baton Rouge's best mayors -- but it is not this day. Now the mayor comes off as petulant, whiny and tough to work with, Keller says.
- THIS GUY'S GETTING MORE NATIONAL PRESS THAN JINDAL
SEP 4 The New York Daily News posts this story about the Lake Arthur cop who lost his job after a photo surfaced of him doing the Hitler salute alongside some grand poobah of the KKK. First he said he was undercover, but then admitted he was lying. Then he said he'd been baptized. Oh, OK. Huh?
- JINDAL DEFENDS KENTUCKY BIGOT
SEP 4 As expected, Bobby Jindal is talking about that thrice-divorced lady over in Kentucky (who has appointed herself God's mouthpiece on earth) in campaign stops in Iowa, this Iowa paper reports. Gee, why aren't we surprised? The lady is being paid $80K annually by taxpayers after being elected to do a job that she's not doing because she's too busy talking to the TV cameras about what God told her to do. Hmm. Now that sounds familiar...
- MCGIBBONEY ON THE JOURNALISTS' SLAYING
SEP 4 Blogger Ian McGibboney shares his reactions to the shooting recently (You forgot about it already, didn't you? Because the media quit talking about it already. How messed up is that?) of two journalists on live television. He watched the tape, and it sounds like he regrets it.
- WISHING DOESN'T MAKE IT SO
SEP 4 CB Forgotston says our lawmakers aren't talking about the hit state revenues took, are taking and will take as oil prices decline. It's not because they're stupid; (well, they may be stupid, but that's not the reason they're mum on this issue) it's because they're playing politics, CB says.
- THE LENS: THE B.S. STILL FLOWS, 10 YEARS LATER
SEP 4 Here's an interesting one from The Lens. They're taking a look at all the cliches and myths about Katrina that keep getting said and reported, over and over.