Lee Zurik again tackles favoritism in Jefferson Parish Government getting reaction from Chris “Mini-me” Roberts on John Young’s former secretary.

Ok folks two reporters go to a house to research a tip the house has a leaky faucet that wastes some water.  When they arrive they find the house engulfed in flames.  One reporter immediately files a report there is a major house fire in town.  The other writes a story about the leaky faucet……

This is the best analogy I can think of to describe Lee Zurik’s “investigation” into John Young’s former secretary folks.  Yeah the topic is newsworthy but given all the blatant favoritism that has been on display in Jefferson parish for years that he never reported on, starting off with Young’s secretary is a bit odd.  I mention this because after I posited that 2 different observers in Jefferson parish pointed to Big Dog Alario as the source of Zurik’s hot tip on Young’s former secretary taking a $53,000/year job to baby sit the Alario center I heard from others that said it was Mini-me Roberts, not Alario that fed Lee Zurik and this whole affair is just an other extension of the open warfare between the council and Parish President’s office. This makes sense especially since Robert’s was the star of part 2 of Zurik’s “investigation” into the topic of favoritism in Jefferson Parish government.

As I pointed out yesterday this is a target rich environment and I for one am happy Zurik has entered the fray and I look forward to the possibility he will drain the entire swamp beginning with Robert’s supported favorites in Deano Bonano and Peggy Barton. Of course after I opined as much in the post and in emails to readers, I heard from Margie Seemann at the Citizen’s for Good Government who pointed out to me yesterday that she gave Mr Zurik an extensive 12 page research report on the subject of the hiring of the unqualified Nancy Cassagne to be the mid 6 figure figurehead/CEO at West Jefferson Medical Center in early 2010 that Lee ignored, as is his prerogative. Continue reading “Lee Zurik again tackles favoritism in Jefferson Parish Government getting reaction from Chris “Mini-me” Roberts on John Young’s former secretary.”

Lee Zurik tackles favoritism in Jefferson Parish Government as he profiles John Young’s former secretary.

Let’s kick start this post on the latest Lee Zurick investigation with a poem.

You are:
The smiling face that greets.
Whoever comes to call.
And your hands type the letters.
That go to one and all.

You are:
The one who answers the calls.
That come throughout the day.
And no matter what the problem.
You know just what to say.

You are:
The one who brews the coffee.
That makes the day go well.
And what your kindness means.
Words alone can’t tell. Continue reading “Lee Zurik tackles favoritism in Jefferson Parish Government as he profiles John Young’s former secretary.”