Monday, March 31, 2008

Fear of the Known

In his speech on ethics, Governor Jindal said:
"There will be some who will work to prevent this change because they fear the unknown. They fear change.
They fear a Louisiana where what you know is more important than who you know."
I would have to disagree. Most Louisianians fear the known much more than they fear the unknown.

Excerpt from The Advocate:
The first business to benefit from state economic development aid under Gov. Bobby Jindal is run by a man whose family and businesses donated at least $135,250 to the governor’s campaign and local Republican Party causes during the past year.
Jindal introduced the donor — Gary Chouest, of Galliano — as a leader of Louisiana business in the same March 9 speech when the governor proclaimed before the Legislature that the state’s political culture had moved beyond “who you know” motivations.
Jindal used part of the state’s $1.1 billion surplus to put $10 million in a Terrebonne Parish port expansion. Jindal also gave an additional $4 million grant to the project.
The state Legislature approved both proposals earlier this month.
The taxpayer dollars help Chouest’s privately owned companies expand a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and to upgrade the port where the new plant is located.

h/t wesawthat

2 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Is this the beginning of a pattern modeled on the example of the Bush maladministration?

Go mix yourself a Sazerac (on its way to becoming the official state cocktail), and maybe you'll feel better, Jim. That's what I'm doing.

Jim said...

Mimi, it is just the same old politics dressed in a new suit. God bless the people of Louisiana. We are so easily misled.