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Monday's Blogs from the Bog

by Nick Pittman

What's scarier than Halloween? This election.

Vitter and the Diaper Damage Done

With the governorship hanging on a runoff – you know there was an election, right? I mean, only 38 percent of you voted – Gambit is all over David Vitter and John Bel Edwards. On the lighter side, there's the endorsement of Edwards by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. On Vitter, they go deep about his “serious sin” scandal, offering insight about him getting some trim … uhm, haircuts that is. The paper reports how his choice of barbershops ties in with the scandal.

The 38 Percenters

Jim Brown poses the questions that no one cares to ask: why is voter turnout so pitiful (again, 38 percent?) and what can we do about it? For the cause of low turnout, he offers another sad statement – it might interfere with football watching. But, he has a plan and it involves a half million bucks. Turn off TV for a chance at cash? In Louisiana, that's a tough call.

Vitter Again

Don't know what's worse: a web site calls a gubernatorial candidate a political prostitute and it doesn't raise eyebrows; said political prostitute is likely to win said race; or that every one knows Louisiana's shame. Vitter in the runoff prompts to call out Vitter in a column by Robert Mann, who likens his latest political ad to Lee Atwater and fellow Louisiana product David Vitter. It is going to be a rough four years.

Cajuns Win!

In a season that is looking pretty long, here's some good news about UL's Ragin Cajuns: USA Today ranks them as one of the best small schools for tailgating. But, of course, they have to go there: "It’s a smaller school than LSU, so the food may be more important than the game."

Who Dat? Whew Dat!

In a game that has already been dubbed "The Duel in the Dome," the Saints pulled off a miracle and smashed records on All Saints Day.If you didn't see it, you can't imagine what it was like. Those numbers though.