I tell you folks this last bit of Wiley Beevers inspired homecooking in Judge McCabe’s courtroom is the gift that keeps on giving. For instance we only need to take the Wayback Machine to May 16, 2009 to find this Mini-me Roberts inspired Allen Powell jewel that also causes some collateral damage IMHO to others with political aspirations in 2011:
So a buncha Sopranos stormed the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday. Funny thing was, though, they weren’t from Jersey. Try Jefferson Parish.
These guys are a bunch of politicians, long fans of the HBO television show, who got together every Sunday to watch it and stuff their faces with authentic Italian fare. “We all gained a little weight during that time,” Parish Councilman Chris Roberts said.
After years of faithfully following the show, they took to wearing black fedoras when they got together, especially when the fun spilled into a local bar or restaurant afterward. Soon they started calling themselves the Black Hats.
I would submit that Roberts, a guy not known for possessing a sharp intellect and his campaign’s politically connected attorney Wiley Beevers may well have shot Roberts and others in the foot with their homecooked lawsuit against Tim Baudier. Our legal observers, split initially are now of the view that since Baudier was not served Judge McCabe’s ruling is a legal “nullity” though it does provide a sharp contrast with the independent minded Baudier and why crooked self serving political hacks like Roberts need to be banished from the halls of government permanently.
So who are the self proclaimed West Bank “Sopranos” Roberts relished being a part of less than 2 years ago? Allen Powell was kind enough to list them all as we continue:
The group is made of mostly West Bank politicians. Roberts said that besides himself, those attending the dinner were Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson, School Board member Mark Morgan, state Sens. David Heitmeier and John Alario, state Rep. Ricky Templet, Constable Jonathan Liberto, former Sen. Chris Ullo and Judge Steve Windhorst. Other members, including Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer, couldn’t make it, Roberts said.
So we have some familiar names here in Arthur Lawson, the double dealing “root suit” man Mark Morgan, John Alario and Jon Gegenheimer among others. Now what we really need is a picture of Mini-me Roberts in his fedora. I’m hoping there is someone out there in the Slabbed Nation that can get me that shot. We like pictures on Slabbed, the more salacious the better in fact.
Finally in this life imitating art imitating life that whole article reminded me of the movie Goodfellas which showed the wise guys imitating the characters in the Godfather. Mini-me may fancy himself a mobster and I think it is clear he is a political waterboy to some very nefarious characters like Alario but Henry Hill he isn’t.