SLABBED Daily – April 27

Call this the evening edition – but if I’d resolved my computer problem early enough to post this morning, I would have faced the problem of no news.  Even at this hour there wasn’t much but – just in case you haven’t heard – here goes:

We’re getting closer to having a FEMA director (and closer to hurricane season, too).  The Time Picayune reports:

In a quick, unanimous voice vote this afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the nominations of Craig Fugate to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

“As Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Mr. Fugate has provided strong leadership, helping guide the state of Florida and relevant local governments through a range of challenges, including several devastating and deadly hurricanes,” said Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman. “Mr. Fugate has the support of his peers, and everything I know of his record suggests he is an excellent choice for this job…

Eleven of the 16 members of the committee were on hand for the vote. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who also strongly supported Fugate’s confirmation, was in New Orleans announcing her support for keeping Jim Letten, a Republican, as U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District…

Say what, Senator? The TP had the story but no picture of the Senator who likely was wearing her flip flops.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said today she will recommend that Jim Letten retain his post as U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District.

She also named Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris as her choice to fill a federal judgeship and Genevieve “Genny” May for U.S. Marshal.

There were two other stories of interest.  One on the delay in the impeachment hearing for Judge Porteous and the other a Clarion Ledger story on the six Mississippi players taken in the NFL draft..

A slow news day but Sop was cooking!  Great posts, partner.

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