Here you go folks, the reason former Times Picayune publisher Ashton Phelps had to be canned is ironically contained in the editorial that heaped praise on his tenure there as publisher:
For more than 32 years, Publisher Ashton Phelps Jr. has been listed at the top of The Times-Picayune masthead on the editorial page. Newspaper editorials are written by a team, but Mr. Phelps has been ultimately responsible for our opinions. He has set a high standard, pushing for honesty and integrity in government and demanding the best for the community he loves.
Perhaps the reason Ricky Mathews has kept a low profile was that Ashton Phelps was still around, evidently unseen. I can’t wait to hear the next anti Mathews tirade from Errol and the noisemakers.
Times Picayune pundit Jarvis DeBerry normally writes on issues we do not cover on Slabbed but I read just about everything he writes in his columns. That said Jarvis has been burdened with a secret since just before Hurricane Katrina concerning the former Goatherder-in-Chief and he let it all out yesterday and then some. He conveys a simple truth that Broussard was far more than an accomplished con man as he was also a thug despite the phony emotional displays on national Tee Vee after Hurricane Katrina.
Finally on Saturday the gang chimed in with this piece on Barry Bordelon’s return to the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority as councilman at large Chris Roberts engages in his favorite pastime: Grandstanding. It’s a councilmatic thing evidently. 😉
Something tells me this will be a big week here on Slabbed.