From laying down the law to giving the politicians another chance. Eddie Price’s sentence to be reduced.

The public isn’t buying in folks and frankly neither am I since former Mandeville Mayor did the pay to play thing with city venders to the tune of $165,000 plus.  Jeff Adelson has the skinny for the Times Picayune:

Former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price’s sentence on corruption and tax evasion charges would be reduced by two years under an agreement reached by Price’s attorney and federal prosecutors, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Given the recent sentences that have been handed down in NOLA area public corruption cases such as those involving Bolar and Dollar Bill Jefferson I now openly wonder if NOLA area perpetrators get style points for being both white and smooth in the commision of their crimes. Continue reading “From laying down the law to giving the politicians another chance. Eddie Price’s sentence to be reduced.”

“First Impression”

Not  the legal concept of First Impression, just my first impression of Ex-regulators advising Allstate on rate increase: it has the ethical “whiff” of Lawyer Accused of Impersonating Client’s Dead Wife:

“In what could be a first, an Arizona attorney may face disciplinary action after an investigation found that she told a client she was channeling his dead wife, then lied about it during an unrelated disciplinary proceeding.

An Arizona Supreme Court hearing officer recently filed a report on the conduct of Charna Johnson, who began representing the client in 1999 in divorce proceedings after meeting him in a ballroom dancing class. The client’s wife committed suicide the following year and Johnson handled the probate matters.

Within days of the death, Johnson began telling her client that “his deceased wife Jan had ‘come’ to her and that Jan’s ‘spirit’ was ‘inside’ her and that she could communicate Jan’s thoughts,” according to the report. The client testified that Johnson pressured him to have a sexual relationship, although she told the investigator that the references to sex were coming from the deceased wife, not herself. The report recommends Johnson be suspended for six months.”

Allstate, on the other hand,channeled ” Mississippi’s former top insurance regulators” to guide the Company’s proposed 44% rate hike:

Former Insurance Commissioner George Dale and his top deputy, Lee Harrell, work in the Jackson offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Dale is not working on Allstate’s rate filing, but Harrell said he is part of the firm’s insurance team advising Allstate. Continue reading ““First Impression””

Jim Brown

September 9th, 2010
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LISTEN TO THE RAGIN’ CAJUN! Don’t be stupid!

When Bill Clinton was on the defensive, back in his first presidential run in 1992, the Democratic message was all over the map. At a time when the country was stuck with staggering economic woes, Louisiana’s own national political commentator James Carville stated the obvious: “It’s the Economy stupid!”

The Carville admonition has been lost in the maze of bobbling diversions that have gotten both Democrats and Republicans off the stage of what the single focus should be. The Ragin’ Cajun got the nation on point then, and the Democrats and Republicans need to stop bobbing and weaving and get on the point now. The overwhelming issue, hands down is the economy.

Issues like mosques, oil spills, birthers, and Martha’s Vineyard vacations stir up controversy over a short span of time. But in the coming two months before the midterm election, it’s all going to come down to who can manage the economy better. And up until now, neither party has much to crow about. Continue reading “Jim Brown”