The latest dust-up in the BP money grab involves Team Jindal, through political hack Garret Graves, crying to the local media that BP won’t pay to fix the oyster reefs Bobby Jindal destroyed when he opened up the spillway last Spring as he was showcasing himself politically at the expense of the environment and the public during the oil spill.
Our readers may remember cheap political posturing was the order of the day last spring both from Team Jindal and Team Boss Hogg. I predicted a year ago BP would use their useless grandstanding to avoid paying legitimate damages, of which the damage to the Oyster Reefs is not.
I offer one former Hancock County road manager Roger Ladner and his family, whom all look like they are headed for lengthy stretches in the federal pen. The only question in my mind is whether Roger will sing to try to save his wife. Word is Roger wasn’t the only county official with his fingers in the post Katrina taxpayer pie and indeed some of the rats are now trying to spin and point fingers elsewhere as the backstabbing that is seemingly itenerate to a major federal investigation kicks off in earnest.
If I were the feds I’d be looking hard at the short guy whose nose runs up the supervisors hineys whenever they stop short.
For our part I think it is clear from the Shepherd saga that not only has he been trying to save his own ass since he copped that plea, we find a bit of between the lines confirmation of something I was told just a few months ago that the federal investigation into Jefferson Parish Corruption began well before the Bill Hubbard saga. I would have loved to see Chehoggy’s face when he was tipped about the tap……..