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Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« on: December 11, 2011, 07:29:53 AM »
Governor Bobby Jindal has just appointed a new head of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The only problem is the man chosen doesn't seem to meet the requirements. According to my favorite state watch dog, CB Forgotson:

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St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was just appointed as the new head of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (”GOHSEP”).

Davis said: “…[H]is experience in dealing with Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and the recent fish kill in the Pearl River makes him ‘a good fit’ for his new job….” Times Picayune, December 1, 2011.

Those experiences over the last 6 years might be a “good fit”, but the law requires more.

LA R.S. 29:725(C)(2) states: The director shall have had at least ten years of emergency management experience or equivalent experience in emergency operations.

One might also think that the person holding this position would need some military experience to handle the Homeland Security part of the job, but that’s not required.

Details have never been important to the “Roads Scholar” when it comes to making political appointments. Also, this political appointment carries a huge amount of patronage as all the employees of GOHSEP are also political appointees and not part of Civil Service.

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The “Roads Scholar’s” flack responds in the Sunday Advocate (see response here) to whether Kevin Davis meets the legal requirements for appointment as head the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

The response was that Davis is qualified because Team Jindal has concluded that he is. That is the exactly the type of response one would expect to get from the governor of Louisiana.

Our state’s namesake, Louis XIV, King of France, once famously said: “It is legal because I wish it.”

The earliest disaster they come up with is Katrina (6 yrs ago).  And this asshat won a second term in a landslide. I guess the sheeple have spoken.
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 09:38:50 AM »
Umm....isn't St. Tammany Parish the wealthiest area of New Orleans?  Methinks there might be a payoff going on here...not that I am casting any aspersion on the fine people of the state of Louisiana...I'm just wondering if a money trail is there to be followed...
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 10:43:47 AM »
I don't think Jindal was gov during Katrina

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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 01:00:28 PM »

No doubt it's political although he does have some disaster credibility.
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/12/st_tammanys_kevin_davis_finds.html

Jindal, as liberal as he may seem, broke the chain of corruption exemplified by
Huey Long, his predecessors and successors.



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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 02:54:57 AM »
I don't think Jindal was gov during Katrina

You're right , he wasn't . An eminently forgetable woman was . When I was an editorial cartoonist in Baton Rouge , Jindal was still in high school . How time flies !

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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 08:58:51 AM »
Kathleen Blanco.
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 10:42:58 AM »
That's it...I was drawing a blank...
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 03:05:11 PM »
That's it...I was drawing a blank...

 ::laughonfloor:: So did she during Katrina !  ;D

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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 04:42:00 PM »
D'oh.  Libertas' play on words just flew right over my head.
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 06:14:38 PM »
That's it...I was drawing a blank...

That's her. Kathleen Blankstare.



No doubt it's political although he does have some disaster credibility.[/b
Jindal, as liberal as he may seem, broke the chain of corruption exemplified by
Huey Long, his predecessors and successors.

The issue isn't that he doesn't have experience. He just doesn't have enough to qualify according to the regulations. Katrina was 6 yrs ago. The regs say the candidate must have 10. Booby Jindal bypasses the regs and says he wants him anyway.
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 07:33:19 AM »
Governor William J. Le Petomane: [pointing to a member of his cabinet] I didn't get a "harrumph" out of that guy!
Hedley Lamarr: Give the Governor harrumph!
Politician: Harrumph!
Governor William J. Le Petomane: You watch your ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/quotes

 ::hysterical::
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Re: Booby Jindal shows he's got the power
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 11:39:12 AM »
Governor William J. Le Petomane: [pointing to a member of his cabinet] I didn't get a "harrumph" out of that guy!
Hedley Lamarr: Give the Governor harrumph!
Politician: Harrumph!
Governor William J. Le Petomane: You watch your ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/quotes

 ::hysterical::

One of the best movies ever! ::hysterical::
"Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem."

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