I spent my day watching football both at the local stadium and on TeeVee. That said I did peek at Channel 4’s election coverage and I was happy to see the citizens of Bucktown liberate themselves from the legislative idiocy of John Labruzzo in favor of Nick Lorusso.
Meantime the whoremonger Nunny lost to Jay Dardenne in a race that was closer than I thought it’d be. As Mr NAAS remarked Nunny actually carried Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and that folks does not reflect well on the voters in greater NOLA as Nunny is a crooked self serving slob.
In Jefferson Parish Council races Mark Spears is in a runoff with Cedric Floyd. Ben Zahn won outright over Skip “Wrinkled Robe” Hand and Walt Bennetti. Ricky Templett beat Michael O’Brien. It will be interesting to see how the new faces fit onto a Parish Council at war with Parish President John Young.
Another race I followed though I did not blog on it was the St Tammany Assessor’s race. Long time encumbent Patricia Core is in a runoff, no doubt due to the very unfavorable Lee Zurik reporting on her proclivities to live large on the taxpayer dime. Her interview with Zurik was a disaster IMHO and frankly I’m surprised she wasn’t booted from office by the voters outright. Something tells me she’ll have a hard time increasing her level of electorial support over the next 3 weeks absent some really shit house double dealing. I’ll be paying attention.
Finally Tara Hollis got trounced by Bobby Jindal. Hollis was recently described in the news media as a “gutsy teacher from Claiborne Parish”. I was placed on her email list early and she leveraged the social media very well considering her campaign was on a shoestring. I hope we have not heard the last of her.