Folks I have a hard time deciding which kind of sack of shit politico I hate worse, straight out crooks like Billy Nungesser or professional scapegoaters like John LaBruzzo that have no problem scapegoating minorities or the less fortunate to advance their personal political ambitions. Both types are dangerous just in different ways.
Luckily for all of us it appears a solid majority of the registered voters have figured out Nunny is on the take as polling data indicates Jay Dardenne has a solid lead in the Louisiana Lite Gov race that will carry him to a win in a few weeks. One thing that surprised me was that I figured voters on the north shore were more intelligent than the polling data shows but evidently them folks prefer their politicians to be of the variety that robs them blind so long as they spout the right talking points. Speaking of Nunny, does anyone think the $100MM FEMA trailer contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation escaped his sticky fingers back in 2005/2006? Stay tuned.
And then we have Bucktown’s John LaBruzzo. It is no surprise the people who gave David Duke to the political world would elect a right-wing nut to represent them. It is just that you’d think after the Duke disaster they would at least elect a right-wing nut that represented their interest in the legislature. As luck would have it Hammerman at the T-P wrote a lengthy article on the incumbent v incumbent battle involving Nick Larusso and John LaBruzzo and it does not cast LaBruzzo in a good light, especially the dishonest campaigning involving Larusso’s service in the military. And when a pol like, Senator Danny “Boob” Martiny washes his hands of a candidate it is saying something. Simply put LaBruzzo wasn’t redistricted into the race against Larusso by accident folks as even the most ardent right-wing nuts want him gone from the legislature.
Stay tuned folks as Slabbed will be introducing a new series of posts called “identify the candidate” that we’ll kick off with an able-bodied guy with a preference for using handicapped parking.