Wednesday, October 17, 2007

VOTE AGAINST BOBBY JINDAL! aka The Governor's Race in Louisiana

I've recently gotten interested again in the politics of Louisiana, mainly because we are having an extremely important election on Saturday, October 20. I am returning to New Orleans on Thursday so that I will be able to vote in the district that I'm registered for.

The elections are important for many reasons, and on Saturday Louisianians will choose a new Governor to lead their state through a crucial period of reconstruction and redirection after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Completely revitalizing Education and Health Care are hot topics of debate that are important to most Louisiana residents. The future of our state is in our hands, let's be responsible for a moment. This is extremely important.

As a responsible citizen of Louisiana, I have taken the time to watch the Governor's race public forums and inform myself about the leading four candidates. They each have strong credentials, and provide a variety of options. It has been difficult for me to make a decision on who I support, but at the beginning it became clear to me who I did not support. At this point in the race, I believe that the only responsible vote is a VOTE AGAINST BOBBY JINDAL.

Bobby Jindal is a Washington D.C. insider, which makes him a Louisiana outsider, and is also a neo-conservative hack who's personal ambition is what is driving his pursuit of the Governor's Mansion, rather than a sincere desire to help Louisiana's health and education system. He's had his opportunity in the past to push positive policy in Louisiana and FAILED. He is ranked as one of the least effective (432 of 439) Representatives in the House.

His campaign is based on ethics, but he has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from Big Oil, Big Insurance, Big Tobacco, and developers in Baton Rouge looking for sweet deals. Please see CenLamar for a thorough synopsis on why JINDAL IS BAD FOR LOUISIANA.

At this point, it is important to force a runoff for Jindal with any of the opposition candidates, in order to do due diligence and find out why he doesn't answer questions directly.

I am voting for FOSTER CAMPBELL for Governor of Louisiana, because he has a good plan, and seems to care about Louisiana. More importantly, I AM VOTING AGAINST BOBBY JINDAL, and I suggest you do the same.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Camping in Middle America

I have returned to Louisiana after a two week camping trip through the American Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. We were also able to visit Devils Tower, known as Bear Lodge and so forth by various Native American tribes. It was an a amazing power-place, giving out the magnetizing rays that go by as many complicated or simple names. It was beautiful.

The three of us took turns driving from Louisiana through Texas, north into the Great Plains of Oklahama (night 1), Kansas, Nebraska (night 2), South Dakota (nights 3,4,5), and North Dakota (night 6). Then we headed west through Montana, and down south through the Rocky Mountains, into Wyoming (night 7,8), Colorado (night 9,10,11), and New Mexico (night 12). On day 13, we drove east, arriving back home to Louisiana at 2am, Friday morning (day 14). I am grateful to my father for inviting me on the trip.