Monday, April 27, 2015


Mitch Landrieu, commenting on Bobby Jindal's obvious misplaced labeling:
Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal didn't accurately describe corporations that oppose religious objection laws on grounds they could sanction discrimination against same-sex couples.

Landrieu said: "I would venture to say that neither IBM, Walmart or GE are part of the 'radical left.'"
So, yeah. Burn.

Also, today, Mitch told us a thing we already knew.
After criticizing the Jindal administration’s approach to balancing the budget, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu emphatically said Monday he would not run for governor in 2015.

“We have made tremendous progress that was admirable of the city, but we have a very long way to go and because of that I don’t intend to be a candidate for governor in this fall’s election,” Landrieu told the Baton Rouge Press Club in his most direct statement to date about the race.
Ironically, Mitch would probably do more good for the city as a friendly Governor to a more progressive Mayor than he does currently as the most effective conservative to hold the Mayor's office in my lifetime. But, despite the early polling, he probably could not have won and he knows it.

Anyway, Mitch's next career move is more likely to involve some sort of public-private tourism consultancy or a permanent residence at the Aspen Ideas Festival.  Either of those is probably a better money to headaches ratio than Governor of Louisiana ever would have been.

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