A crook is a crook is a crook regardless of party affiliation folks and we live that mantra here at Slabbed. The congressman of the slabbed, New Orleans native Gene Taylor, well understands this too which is why he was one of the few early innovators in the House of Representatives over that corrupt sack of shit that is New York Congressman Charlie Rangel. I suspect the occasional hit pieces from the far left of Gene’s own party that occasionally land in the media are no doubt related to his stance on Rangel needing to resign but history and his constituents will judge Gene kindly on this matter IMO. Given what’s out there in the political world its nice to have a guy in DC looking out for us here on the coast that is honest.
New Orleanians on the other hand have long had a penchant for sending the most dishonest people they could to DC and the results show. The local Dems are doing it again backing a corrupt political hack in Cedric Richmond against Joe Cao for Bill Jefferson’s old house seat. Frankly it is mind boggling, especially given the fantastic investigative journalism going on over at Damabala’s place, the American Zombie where he has chronicled Richmond looting a charity with Ike Spears in a way they certainly learned from the Jeffersons. Dambala’s work has thus far been ignored by the NOLA area media who evidently thought they had that luxury in 2010. I think it was a collective miscalculation.
The commentary to Dambala’s posts on the topic have been interesting as there are some evidently otherwise intelligent folks who appear to subscribe to the theory that a crook from my political party is better than an honest man from the other. I’ll pull the lever for the honest man every time and plan to support a gentleman for Gov here in Mississippi that is both honest and Republican. It is the same reason I don’t think twice voting for Gene. Continue reading “Zombie we feel your pain. At least James Gill has come to the Cedric Richmond Party.”