September 13, 2007
Louisiana Politics and Strange Bedfellows
Posted by Alan Childress
Not at all on topic for this blog, but I thought Jeff should know what he is missing here in southern Louisiana by moving to Boston. My favorite recent election story involves a son who, 3 days after becoming old enough, entered the council race against . . . his incumbent father, John Young. I saw the kid, and he really is that, being interviewed on the news, and he kept answering No Comment to every legitimate question. I would say that the ridiculous, ignorant smirk on his face would be disqualifying, but hey what do I know about voters' election preferences. Anyway, he looked like his frat brothers must have hazed him into running for something, especially against dear old dad.
But wait! There's more! In a nearby senate race, the incumbent Julie Quinn faces the ex-wife of her now-boyfriend. The ex-wife also sued a local Catholic archbishop, which is usually not a great campaign strategy around here.
But wait! More!! The ex-wife is the mother of the son running against his dad, her ex-husband Young, whose girlfirend is the incumbent the ex is opposing.
As Bill Murray's character says in Tootsie, 'That is one nutty hospital.' In the case of this southern gothic family, I cannot wait till Thanksgiving dinner.
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Family Values maybe explains all of this?
Posted by: Jack S. | Sep 14, 2007 1:52:00 AM