Somehow ol’ DuKKKe never figured out how to bamboozle anyone else besides the folks that elected him to the legislature and almost Louisiana Gov. Looks like he’ll be coming home to his peeps after being arrested in Germany. Methinks he’ll fit right in with Diaper Dave, Bucktown’s other gift to the political world.
Gordon Russell has the skinny for the Times Picayune. It seems the Old Gentilly Landfill connection to the River Birch saga is beginning to manifest itself. We’ll see if the whore hopping V man, Diaper David Vitter’s name pops up down the line on this general topic.
This could well be the evidence of another crime Team Letten referred to earlier in a pleading before Judge Ginger on the River Birch search saga.
This is not a good sign for Teams Ward/Heebe IMHO as I have little doubt who was making the payoffs.
Another politician that is likely keeping a very concerned eye on these events, especially the prospect of low-level crooks like Mouton turning state’s evidence is John Alario.
I saw the T-P endorsement OpEd yesterday and frankly was not surprised by what I saw though I was a bit disappointed. We held our fire though because we don’t have to live with the potential toxic after effects of plugging dishonest sacks of crap like Cedric Richmond and David Vitter.
Now just between us girls, I had this exact discussion with two news side journalists within the past month. Both wished newspapers would not endorse any candidates as it keeps life simpler for them gathering the news.
In today’s day and age I don’t know that the voting public as a whole cares about media endorsements. Meantime the commentary to Tyler Durden’s Zero Hedge guest post on Useful Idiots I linked earlier this morning is highly entertaining. I think I know the punchline behind the post but I may be too Machiavellian in my thinking…..
This morning on WWL AM the debate last night on WWL TV between Diaper David Vitter and Charlie Melancon was one of the topics for discussion. I didn’t see any of last night’s debate, which apparently got ugly when Daiper Dave crawfished when asked if he broke the law by using his campaign cash to pay for prostitutes before he launched into a weird diatribe against mexican roofers and ditch diggers. From the sound of it no new ground was broken and the voters who turned in were disgusted.
All that said I did see part of the senatorial debate on Channel 6 a few nights ago moderated by Norman Robinson (of MR Go fame) and remember thinking that Gidget counted more than a few former customers on that debate set. Norman liked ‘em blonde to hear Gidget tell the story, the blonder the better in fact not that Wendy Cortez wasn’t a looker herself. Mrs Vitter isn’t bad looking herself but she obviously drew the line at dressing up her hubby in huggies before sex. Lest I digress…….
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As I was doing my morning sweep of the news yesterday I ran across several articles that once again distilled the extent to which Louisiana’s citizens have been let down by both their elected officials and at times the local media, which is peddling a message that is not playing outside of Louisiana.
Now that it appears that BP’s Macondo blowout has been killed once and for all national media outlets are beginning to reassess the events and ask some harder questions including at the Whitehouse. I personally think this second looksie will not treat the politicians kindly.
Let’s begin by spotlighting Louisiana’s own Mary Landrieu, who bashes BP in public while continuing to push for limiting the liability of the oil industry when they pollute. Bruce Alpert has the skinny for the Times Picayune:
But it’s clear that Reid also had problems with some Democrats, including Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.
She raised issues with the Reid bill’s unlimited cap on oil company liability for future spills, a proposal she said could prevent small and mid-size companies from competing for off-shore drilling permits.
We were leaked Nungesser’s name over the weekend after we reignited the conversation about the contents of the infamous Canal Street Madam black book. I am very happy to see Miss Maier speak out publicly on this. Jay Vice at WWL 870 has the story. (H/T Whitmergate):
Jeanette Maier, the so-called “canal street madam,” says that her brothel serviced Billy Nungesser Jr., president of Plaquemines Parish before he was a political figure.
Maier claimed today in an interview with WWL that Nungesser visited her establishment in the 1980s, and that his father, a long-time political figure, had to pay Nungesser’s $10,000 tab at the brothel. Continue reading →
IT IS ORDERED that the Motion to Intervene (Rec. Doc. No. 320) is DENIED as baseless and frivolous. Release of the records at issue to Defendants in the above-captioned matter has already been authorized (see Rec. Doc. No. 217, pg. 3 of 14). Moreover, Record Documents 200, 209, 217, 221, 240, and 243 were released publicly by the Court’s unsealing order issued in January 2003 (see Rec. Doc. 264).
It is beginning to appear that the only thing baseless and frivolous about this is Judge Lemelle’s order, which neither addressed the motion at hand and is misleading in its text.
Sources with knowledge of the contents of the black book tell us that Vitter was a customer before Ms. Maier began taking names. But lordie lordie the names in the book I did hear!
A collective sigh of relief nows comes from the Ms. Maier’s rich, powerful and famous former johns.
Initially I thought this post would be of the wham, bam, thank you ma’am variety where I could upload a few PACER docs and call it a day. Instead, reading one court filing lead to another and then the googling commenced in earnest and this despite the fact I followed the Canal Street Madam case real time including the post Katrina introduction of Louisiana’s most famous whore hopper, Diaper David Vitter into the saga by Mark Moseley aka Oyster at Your Right Hand Thief, a blog which graced our original blogroll until Mark scored a gig at The Lens, an investigative blog which we now feature on our list of links.
Complicating matters is the introduction of new players to the saga and they had to be checked as well. Throw in the fact a movie featuring Miss Maier’s story is being released as we speak and while I’ve had a consistent interest in this case we’re not interested in being an unwitting part of a viral marketing campaign in support of other people’s for profit endeavors, no matter how compelling the story. I satisfied myself such was not the case with the tips given us.
With that bit of background in place I’ll go ahead and put in a plug for the movie so our readers that are not so familiar with the Canal Street Madam case can catch up.
The CBS investigative news magazine 48 hours also covered the case in depth in a 3 part report which can be found here. Continue reading →