Opelousas Democrats Voting Twice and Landrieu Grasping At Straws? – Wingin’ It Wednesday
This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Carol Ross and Raymond 'Lala' Lalanne joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to our panelists discuss the Opelousas Mayor's recent controversial comments as well as Senator Mary Landriue's attack on Congressman Bill Cassidy.
Here's what the panel had to say:
1. Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins made comments at a campaign rally before the Nov. 4 election in which he seemingly urged voters to vote again if they had already early voted. Mayor Cravins says he was only joking, but state Republican leaders are condemning his comments. Your thoughts?
Carol Ross posited:
If you listen to the audio people were laughing and he certainly did it in a light-hearted way. He probably was joking, but the joke doesn’t work unless there’s truth underlying it, and we all know Louisiana’s election history. It is troubling when you see the largest urban area in the state and their numbers never come in until the very last minute. Whether Mayor Cravins was joking or not, it’s a serious issue that was should all take very seriously.
Raymond 'Lala' Lalanne added:
Mayor Cravins made a light-hearted comment, but there’s a lot of truth to the second part of it. Earl Taylor the District Attorney, I’ve known him for 40 years. He’s one of the nicest guys you can have, but you don’t need a nice guy as a District Attorney - especially if you’re a victim.
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2. U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is under fire from the U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu campaign over work Cassidy billed to LSU while he was apparently in committee hearings or casting votes in Washington. Your thoughts?
Lala started us off:
Talk about grasping at straws. It’s at the end of the campaign and whatever Mary can come up with she’ll drag it up, whether it will have an validity or not. Dr. Cassidy is a teacher and a consultant. If he’s responding to emails and teaching he’s working.
This is obviously a last minute desperate act on the Mary Landrieu campaign. There’s no evidence. Cassidy was not an hourly employee. He was paid for his expertise to mentor residents and interns. He was paid for his expertise whether he was in Washington or Louisiana.
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