Indeed it does does folks because the news gods favor Slabbed New Media this morning. First up because you heard it here first:
Catching up with South Mississippi’s Gene Taylor and Trent Lott ~ Da Noose and Nelson
(Gene) saved the county up to $45,000 in labor.
Does he consider getting back into politics?
“Sometimes I do,” he said. “Like when I see this mess with the National Flood Insurance (Program) — Congress holding a gun to people’s heads and the best they’re offering is a year extension.”
It’s frustrating, he said, the inflated premiums, “which will adversely effect so many people down here and knowing that I know there’s a better solution.”
Indeed there is a better way. Michael and Karen’s piece also solved a mystery as the Dunbar Pier is close by. Altis Tenuibusque comes at a price thus my surprise at seeing the public pier fixed a few weeks back and not knowing it was a community production. And yeah Gene, please run because this area needs you in Washington!
That said the advantages of Altis Tenuibusque are also very clear as today’s missive will illustrate but first we have major news from the New Orleans Media Congroovancy as Ace Investigative Reporter Nell Nolan leaves the House of News to join the Lucky Coin Today. A fair read of these pages well illustrates why Slabbed New Media has come to conclude that Nolan was Ashton Phelps best hire bar none during his tenure as publisher of the T-P and Nell goes back farther than that to the old States Item, which I well remember because we used to get it in Waveland back in the olden days. Plus if Nell ever decides to leave the news biz a very lucrative career pumping the pinks awaits. Either way I’m a fan for life.
Now for the best political gossip from Jefferson Parish bar none because I have it. I’m hearing from multiple sources it is likely that Parish Prez John Young will not seek re election. In the event that prediction comes to fruition here are the scenarios:
- Our favorite Parish Councilman, Chris Roberts will run regardless. His opponents will be:
- Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee Sheng or, if Lee Sheng does not run:
- Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni
Now I can almost hear the howls of derision at the mention of Mayor Yenni’s name. Before I get to that though I’ll disclose that yesterday morning I had a chance to catch up with an old friend from the City that brought his family over to the coast for a Sun and Sand type of vacation and we gossiped. Drew Broach’s ears were burning yesterday I guarantee along with Greg Buisson’s, Travers Mackel’s and Mike Yenni’s so one of today’s lead stories over at NOLA Media Group is thus priceless:
After a victory, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni is still fighting ~ First Drew Broach, now Adriane Quinlan (Remember what I told you yesterday?)
I wish I could tell you folks the backstory behind this story first hand because I can’t. What I can say is that it is very obvious Hiz Honner is madder than a Ginny wasp at Walt Bennetti of Citizens for a Better Kenner. I’ve kept an eye on the Kenner Bond Issue saga from afar and the litigation that ensued. I could be wrong but I think HIz Honner is suggesting Malicious Prosecution on part of the CFBK and Walt Bennetti, a blogger and occasional candidate for public office.
But there more because I hear Travers Mackel has been poking around Kenner City Hall looking at what sources describe to Slabbed as City Council impropriety. I’m not gonna steal Mackel’s thunder because it’s TeeVee News after all but we should all keep an eye peeled on WDSU next week.
My read of the Team Yenni saber rattling relates to those election rumors circulating in the highest Jefferson Parish political circles along with the lowest. The WIno for instance is almost giddy with anticipation at the prospect of another Yenni at the helm in Jefferson Parish. That last name simply gives people in political circles warm fuzzy feelings of a simpler time in Jefferson Parish.
I can hear it, the shouts that MIke Yenni is a name changing artist and his last name is really Manoir. I’ve now heard what I think is the definitive explanation for the name change from two different sources close to both the gutter and Team Yenni. I’m not going into that topic in this post in the interest of time but I will say the inside story makes more sense to me than the one being circulated on the outside.
I guess all this is a long winded way of saying the posturing and jockeying for position for the office of the Jefferson Parish Prez is underway. John Young could pull a fast one and run for re election as Parish Prez and my opinion at this juncture is he would deserve a second term based on his work restoring the public trust after the disaster that was the Goatherder reign of terror. That said the betting money is that he runs for another office.