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Re: “Jefferson Parish bombshells

Clancy, how many times did you and Gambit endorse Broussard and Coulon as president, councilman, and Kenner mayor? Four times? Eight times? 12 times? 16? 20? How many?

Honestly, you guys bear part of the burden here, truly you, Gambit & the TP HAVE BEEN PART OF THE PROBLEM: stop telling people to vote for these absolute crooks and start doing your homework when it comes to endorsing outside of Orleans.

Thank you.

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Posted by dorgenois on 01/20/2012 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Broken Record-Keeping

Would someone at Gambit please look into: when the original red light / traffic camera program was entered, what the company is (is it ATS?), where they are located, who entered the contract for the city of NO, and if that company had any consultants such as were seen in Jefferson Parish (and if so who they were)? Thanks.

Posted by dorgenois on 11/15/2011 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Gambit's endorsements in the fall 2011 elections

Hey Mr. Istre if you are still reading this I should not have left you ought.

There is CTNN and ÔÇťASSOCIATED HOSPITAL SERVICES, INC. Now is Gambit interested in what businesses Normand is in, how he got in them, whether they are funded via public monies or connections to other pols? No.

Anyway, good luck buddy, if you're reading this I will be voting for you.

Posted by dorgenois on 10/19/2011 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Gambit's endorsements in the fall 2011 elections

Wow, what a horrible, horrible slate of endorsements. It appears that Gambit - really, CLANCY DUBOS, last seen on these pages defending Garland Robinette and mysteriously reporting River Birch scuttlebutt - has COMPLETELY lost its way in terms of promoting reform. THAT Gambit, the one that used to promote reform and better government is D.E.A.D. In its place we have this one.

Folks, here is a real REFORM ENDORSEMENT, please discard the above and use this one in its stead.

Lt. Governor: Jay Dardenne - yep, agree

Secretary of State: Jim Tucker --- WHY, so the Baton Rouge power structure can be further consolidated in the department that manages elections and voter registration? NO, NO, NO, go Schedler here.

BESE District 1: Jim Garvey - ok.

Charter Amendment - Inspector General - FOR. -YES! YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

Millage Realignment - Inspector General - FOR. - YES! YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

Sheriff - Newell Normand. - Folks, before you do THAT, read THIS. then decide.

http://thejeffersonreport.com/?p=1304


Council District 1 - VOTE MIKE O'BRIEN. -- Templet is connected to the Marcellos, the Wards and just about every bad clique that has caused any scandal remotely related to the West Bank shadow government. O'brien has his own family history issues but he seems like an earnest guy who is apparently doing his best to improve the west bank and JP. Go O'Brien here.

Council District 4 --- **************WALT BENNETTI***********

***Only someone who is either a tool of Aaron Broussard, or someone who does not understand what is wrong with JP government and the complete lack of ethics so entrenched in JP government for so long, would endorse Zahn or Hand.

Benneti has fought for transparency, for the Inspector General in JP and Kenner, lower taxes, decreased or accountable spending, and has been an outspoken proponent of ethics reform. Zahn has OPPOSED ALL OF THESE THINGS. But if you want a true proxy for Aaron Broussard and the krewe behind him yeah you should go ahead and vote for more of the same with Zahn.

Please for anyone out there who cares about Jefferson Parish, New Orleans and LA just give reform a shot, just once and VOTE FOR BENNETTI.

Posted by dorgenois on 10/10/2011 at 7:27 PM

Re: “The Columnist

Sorry this was Clancy's actual defense of Vitter in the face of capable, ethical and it turns out accurate reporting on the history of our future US Senator (the above was DuBos' 180 after all the world had built a scorching fire around Vitter's feet, at which point another piece of kindling was hardly worth it)

"When Vitter pulled out of the governor's race because of family considerations, he showed a side of himself that most politicians don't often reveal: he's human. The stress of working in Washington, living on the Northshore and trying to jump-start a statewide campaign for governor has taken a toll. Public life always does.

His announcement that he and his wife Wendy have been in counseling caught most folks by surprise -- not because they sought help but because he decided to make it public. He told me shortly afterward that voters are always skeptical -- and rumor mills always ratchet up -- when political figures vaguely cite "family considerations" as the reason for a career-altering decision. He says he figured that if he simply gave everyone the rest of the story, that would be it.

For once, he figured wrong. Vitter's foes wasted no time circulating all sorts of sordid speculation, none of which is supported by any evidence whatsoever.

Although Vitter and I have never been pen pals, I hate to see anyone in public or private life subjected to malicious rumors. His foes should either put up or shut up. Otherwise, give the guy -- and his family -- a break."

- Again, courtesy of YRHT.

http://righthandthief.blogspot.com/2007/09…

Posted by dorgenois on 07/19/2011 at 3:58 PM

Re: “The Columnist

Actually this was Clancy's take on Vitter when a respected fellow journalist broke the story (the above was his 180 when everybody was throwing gas on an already scorching fire at Vitter's feet):

"When Vitter pulled out of the governor's race because of family considerations, he showed a side of himself that most politicians don't often reveal: he's human. The stress of working in Washington, living on the Northshore and trying to jump-start a statewide campaign for governor has taken a toll. Public life always does.

His announcement that he and his wife Wendy have been in counseling caught most folks by surprise -- not because they sought help but because he decided to make it public. He told me shortly afterward that voters are always skeptical -- and rumor mills always ratchet up -- when political figures vaguely cite "family considerations" as the reason for a career-altering decision. He says he figured that if he simply gave everyone the rest of the story, that would be it.

For once, he figured wrong. Vitter's foes wasted no time circulating all sorts of sordid speculation, none of which is supported by any evidence whatsoever.

Although Vitter and I have never been pen pals, I hate to see anyone in public or private life subjected to malicious rumors. His foes should either put up or shut up. Otherwise, give the guy -- and his family -- a break."

Well, C, your judgement was impeccable there. Would you say better or worse than that of Jim Brown?

http://righthandthief.blogspot.com/2007/09…

Posted by dorgenois on 07/19/2011 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The Columnist

I mean, wow, let's look at some of the endorsements from this very publications, let's just pick a year, oh saaaayyyyy.... 2003:

"House District 87: Derrick Shepherd

Attorney Derrick Shepherd, a Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm who is now an Army captain in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, is making his first run for political office. He pledges to work for economic development and transportation improvements in this impoverished West Bank District. "It's unacceptable to us that District 87 should be the poorest district in Louisiana's richest parish (Jefferson)," Shepherd says. We agree, and we endorse him wholeheartedly."

WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Oh my, hey let's get Jim Brown off those op-ed pages, we don't want to muck up the fine journalistic integrity!

"Jefferson Parish President: Aaron Broussard

Aaron Broussard, the veteran Democratic chairman of the Jefferson Parish Council, former Kenner mayor, and past parish school board member, has the vision and energy needed to succeed the popular Tim Coulon. Broussard has long been a friend of New Orleans, dating to the administration of the late Mayor Dutch Morial, but he also serves his Jefferson constituents ably and loyally. We eagerly anticipate that his partnership with Mayor Nagin and other metro area leaders will break the political gridlock over governance and expansion of Louis Armstrong International Airport and jump-start other economic initiatives to stimulate the regional economy. We enthusiastically endorse Aaron Broussard for president of Jefferson Parish."

ENTHUSIASTICALLY!!!

Wow, oh wow. Let's just get Jim Brown outta this danger zone - professionals AT WORK!!!

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/our…

Here's a good one about Senmator Vitter:

"[This Wendy Cortez] story didn't just fall out of the sky. This is a story that was first broken by a guy named Chris Tidmore, who was at the time a journalist with The Louisiana Weekly. He's now running for public office. But, he's made himself available to the media to talk about this. And, he says that there is more to come. This is exactly what he printed back... in 2000 or even when Vitter was running for Senate as well. He denied all that stuff back then, the mainstream media kind of left him alone, and now all of a sudden, it is in our faces. And, it looks like everything Chris wrote back then was true."

By El Editor Clancy DuBos.

Quite a defense of Vitty, C.

Attribution goes to Your Right Hand Thief. Mark Mosely I believe.

http://righthandthief.blogspot.com/2007/09…

Here's 2007:

"Jefferson Parish President " Embattled incumbent Aaron Broussard, D-Kenner, has worked hard to rework the parish's 100-year hurricane protection plan since Katrina flooded much of the parish. Thanks to Broussard's leadership and his 30-plus years of experience, Jefferson is back with a bang. In fact, Jefferson Parish has become the staging area for New Orleans' recovery.

Broussard has a clear plan of action for the parish's promising future. He will help improve levees and drainage, restore wetlands and rebuild highway and sewerage infrastructure. Moreover, Broussard is a longtime friend of New Orleans. He consistently reaches across parish lines to cooperate in regional endeavors while always protecting the interests of his constituents. He deserves another term."

Wow, DESERVES. That was 2007.

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/loc…

Let's not forget tthis classic:

"Nagin For Mayor
Ray Nagin offers the best hope for fundamental change. That's what this election is all about.

New Orleans voters will go to the polls on Saturday (March 2) to elect a new mayor. We repeat our endorsement of Ray Nagin. In our view, Nagin clearly is the best man for the job. He is better qualified, he handles himself better under fire, he will do a better job of reforming city patronage, and he will represent New Orleans better in our quest for new jobs.

...The Chamber's political action committee, NOAPAC, had this to say in endorsing Nagin: "As a business executive, he brings to the office the ability to think out of the box to help make New Orleans a leading Southern center for growth. His articulate, candid and sensible approach to the city's key challenges will make him an excellent spokesman for New Orleans and a strong partner with regional leaders as we take to the nation the message that a new era is dawning in New Orleans and Louisiana."

We couldn't agree more. We urge our readers to vote for Ray Nagin for mayor this Saturday."

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/nag…

THANK GOODNESS THE PROFESSIONALS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE SHIP!!!

Let's keep these shoddy journalistic practices LIKE Jim Brown's outta here!!!

Indeed.

Posted by dorgenois on 07/19/2011 at 3:37 PM

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