The problem sourcing with prostitutes….

The good ones are in large part mattress actresses that deceive for a living.

David Vitter – Interview with Wendy Ellis, October 13, 2015 ~ Jason Berry

Shortly after Jason’s post was published Clancy Dubos rolled out an article highlighting it that was not long for the internet as it was deleted seemingly as quickly as it appeared. It still exists on the internet though:

Deleted Article From Gambit: “Vitter mistress: He told me to get an abortion”

The major problem with the Gambit piece was that Team Vitter highlighted some big inconsistencies in Wendy Ellis’ latest statements in her interview with Jason in fairly short order, the interview being a quality watch nonetheless. That said AZ can’t catch a break as I saw a power user on Twitter suggest that Jason took payola to run the story in advance of the election. On the polar opposite side of the instant reaction was a political operative that asked me why the piece did not run, “before the start of early voting”, meaning its impact on the election is diminished. My personal take is sometimes in news publishing you can’t win no matter which way you go but I’m pretty darn sure that AZ, like Slabbed does not run a story before its time. And if its time is two days before or three weeks after an election so be it.

David Vitter is a complicated electoral subject in Louisiana. For all the sinnin’ he’s done the man has also brought home lots of bacon and people remember that when they hit the voting booth. Lifers here should remember Vitter’s senate office cut major red tape to get Patricia life saving surgery for instance.

In any event if there is muck to be raked on Senator Vitter and his past sins, my money is on Jason to bring it to light.

The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy. ~ Edwin Edwards

My spidey senses tell me the resurrection of Diaper Dave…..

Is rooted firmly in the local sewer. A clue lies in the players displayed on the stage:

  • The candidates in Vitter and Dardenne.
  • The forum in the Loyola law school and the sponsor in the Alliance for Good Government. As luck would have it I have some background coming on the Jefferson Parish Alliance.

If it smells like dead hot tuna and it involves the endorsement industrial complex, this must mean an election in Louisiana is close at hand. The stage players are for show, its the people pulling the strings where my interest lies:

David Vitter responds to question about prostitution scandal ~ Julia O’Donoghue

Todd Price asks a darn good question in comments.

Meantime over in the City Adrastos skewers Vitty

I think I’m fixing to join the party and skewer me a politician or two as ’tis the season. Until then enjoy Adrastos who can also be found on twitter.

As you may have already heard by now, Bitter Vitter is a champion #KochSucker and literally, not figuratively, as Joey the Shark is wont to say. Last week Vitter inserted his head up the Koch’s pasty white rectums and left it there, which gives a whole new meaning to the name Diaper Dave:

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) told a town hall audience on Tuesday that he believes oil billionaires Charles and David Koch to be “two of the most patriotic Americans in the history of the Earth.” A ThinkProgress review of campaign contribution records finds that he and his leadership PAC have received at least $57,500 from the brothers’ corporate political action committee.

“I’ll be honest with you,” Vitter says in video posted by American Bridge 21st Century, “My reaction is: God bless the Koch brothers. They’re fighting for our freedom.”

Continue Reading at First Draft. (H/T Editilla)

Links, links and more links……

Who knew Todd Slack did bankruptcy work? I occasionally refer business to that specialty so this is useful knowledge.

Brennan’s Inc., former owner of the landmark restaurant, is bankrupt ~ Doug MacCash

The Political Award Season is upon us:

Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni wins JEDCO ‘Chairman’s Champion’ award ~ Adriane Quinlan

Lafreniere Park Advisory Board names Councilman Ben Zahn ‘person of the year’ ~ Adriane Quinlan

In other stories Slabbed’s been following:

Kenner finds no criminal wrongdoing after investigating missing cash in code enforcement department ~ Yo Adriane…

Yes Mark Spears still has mucho explaining to do.

Jefferson Parish ethics committee discusses damning audit in private ~ Ben Myers

Finally, with his diaper wearing days firmly in the past, David Vitter is thinking of running for Louisiana Gov.

Vitter’s trial balloon causing a stir ~ Stephanie Grace

I thought Halloween was last week…..

Just when you thought the news cycle had gotten too quiet:

Perricone turns the page, pens New Orleans novel ~ WDSU via Editilla

Nowdy sends the following with a note that ol’ Doug knew something very few other folks in MIssissippi did but I’m invoking Rule 301. 😉

School Board member: Hank Bounds can ‘sell you the sweat off his balls’ ~ Amy McCullough

I will say Hank never tried selling me his wares but his meteoric rise to the top of the Mississippi Education pyramid does not surprise me in the least.  My bold prediction is he’ll end up being president of a major college before he’s done.

Next up is Mississippi’s version of whack a mole:

Federal subpoena of DMR records thwarts Sun Herald’s court-ordered access ~ Anita Lee

To amplify what I am thinking a comment bump from Biloxi Blues is in order:

The DMR investigation is said to be in the final stages with a grand jury in place or to be impaneled in Harrison County. I have been told by a very reliable source that the Feds and State have reached an agreement that allows for some to be indicted on federal charges and some to be indicted on state charges. It appears the Feds will take those involved in anything that used federal dollars like CIAP monies. The state will concentrate on say for example employees that committed payroll fraud or converted state assets for their own personal use. These minor crimes are said to be many. Should happen soon.The politicians are getting very nervous about the negative impact that dragging it out is causing in particular the Republicans all the way to the highest offices in Jackson.

Seen through that prism the fact the US Attorney’s Office obviously colluded with the State Auditor and Attorney General to deprive the Sun Herald access to the DMR public records indicates things are close to a climax, either that or a massive whitewash is in progress because one can’t reasonably infer anything but those two possibilities. I can’t imagine Judge Schloegel is very happy a state agency flipped her the bird so I’m very interested to see what she’ll do today.  All eyes should be on Anita Lee’s Twitter Timeline today. Continue reading “I thought Halloween was last week…..”

That ain’t donut glaze on David Vitter’s diaper as he was the biggest loser in Saturday’s election

The Louisiana  TEA Party, by extension, is also a big loser.  John Maginnis has some quality analysis for the Times Picayune of Jay Dardenne’s win over Nunny and Jim Tucker’s crushing loss in the Secretary of State’s race.

Not mentioned by also big losers was the Jefferson Parish Council who now will have to learn to deal with an independent inspector general.

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Slicked and Slabbed

“BP is responsible for this leak — BP will be paying the bill…”

Mr. Obama met with Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana upon the arrival of Air Force One in New Orleans. Then he went to Venice for two hours — by road, rather than helicopter, because of inclement weather — to look at the response.

He stopped to speak to several fishermen, assuring them that BP would reimburse them for lost earnings. But reimbursement may be one of the largest battles to come, given that federal law sets a limit of $75 million on BP’s liability for damages, apart from the cleanup costs.

“It’s going to be extremely tricky” to reimburse fishermen and others if economic damages tally above $75 million, said Stuart Smith, a New Orleans-based lawyer who is pushing for Congressional action to amend the law…

Offhand, I’d say oil will freeze over before the law is amended. Like “big insurance”, “big oil” spends its money on influence – spreading dollars around the politically “slick” – and few politicians are slicker (pun intended) than Louisiana’s own David Vitter:

The potential magnitude of the disaster and the limited liability established in law, “big oil” is spilling into federal court about as fast as its leaking out of the deep water well: Continue reading “Slicked and Slabbed”