Blanco bows out


Kathleen Blanco, Ray Nagin and President Bush are in the same gumbo on the burner; will someone rise from the stew to save New Orleans? Governor Kathleen Blanco has scheduled a major gubernatorial address for Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. and sources tell Eyewitness News that she will announce her decision not to seek re-election.Blanco requested television time from stations around the state to make an announcement and no official details were released.Blanco had shown up poorly in several preliminary polls but had recently said she planned on seeking re-election.Several challengers had emerged to take on Blanco. Officially announced candidates include U.S. Representative Bobby Jindal, who was defeated by Blanco in 2004; State Senator Walter Boasso of Arabi, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell; the Reverend Raymond Brown, a Democrat and long-time New Orleans activist, New Orleans businessman John Georges and Libertarian T- Lee Horne III of Franklin.

Democrats are  poised to loose another southern Governor’s mansion unless somebody steps up.  Loosing Mrs. Blanco will affect the shape of the recovery of the New Orleans metropolitan area and African American Democrats should be concerned.

UPDATE: Mrs. Blanco has indeed bowed out and I expect the Lt. Governor, Mitch Landrieu, the brother of Senator Mary Landrieu, to run or Former U.S. Senator John Breaux to announce his candidacy.  


5 thoughts on “Blanco bows out

  1. rikyrah

    I read on DailyKos that John Breaux was about to step up and run for the office.

    I have to ask this in all frankness…

    I know that the GOP loves a sellout…

    But, are they really gonna VOTE for someone as dark as Jindal?

    I ask this in all seriousness.

  2. rikyrah,

    They had a problem with that before and that’s why Mrs. Blanco is Governor. Now that he’s shown them that he is on their side by being a total wingnut in the U.S. House, they should have no problem voting for him. Indian Republicans are self-loathing in a way that makes black conservatives look healthy and well adjusted. 🙂

  3. rikyrah

    Indian Republicans are self-loathing in a way that makes black conservatives look healthy and well adjusted.


    You are so wrong.

    And, it doesn’t hurt him, that his wife isn’t blonde and blue-eyed, so they don’t have to think about that ‘ dark one’ with one of ‘ theirs’. 😉

  4. Rikyrah:

    The people in Nawleans ain’t voting for a “sand nigger”. Unfortunately, Louisiana is one of the few states that refuses to come into the 21st Century.

    They’re still waiting for the return of Huey Long….

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