The Trial of William Jefferson (D-LA), A First in Jurisprudence
From the diaries by Erick. Just a reminder: the Defendant in this case was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. The “honorable explanation” that he has promised since the $90,000 showed up in his freezer in 2005 turns out to be, “I didn’t take that money with the intention of bribing anyone. I took it with the intention of keeping it myself.” | Read More »
Paging Congressman Joseph Cao, (R-LA02)!
Congressman Cao, you are in a unique position to speak out loudly and forcefully on the so-called Honduran “coup”. By doing so, you can speak to the interest of one of your largest constituent groups, while at the same time building national reputation as a conservative and a freedom fighter. Let’s face it: in November 2010, many in your D+28 district want to see you | Read More »
Key Prosecution Witness Won’t Testify Against Former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
Link. Experts said the government will still be able to introduce the many hours of tape-recorded conversations but will lose testimony from Mody about unrecorded conversations she had with Jefferson, including one in the congressional dining room. It also opens the door for the defense to raise doubts about the dealings and Mody’s credibility. Asked if the government’s failure to call Mody would compromise the | Read More »
Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) in Washington: A Dose of Patriotic Upliftenment to Start Your Day
Promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane The story of newly-elected Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao, Republican of the Second District of Louisiana, embodies everything good and optimistic about our Republic. Not only is it the story of his stunning upset victory over career kleptocrat William Jefferson, Democrat of New Orleans, it is the story of the hope that our wonderful country offers to the downtrodden and | Read More »
CBC to Cao: “Whites (and Vietnamese Republicans) Need Not Apply”
Promoted from diaries. Will the CBC choose the content of Cao’s character over the color of his skin? After all, the people of LA-02 did. – Moe Lane This should be interesting. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R), fresh off his stunning upset of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D) to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, is interested in joining the Congressional Black Caucus. “I’d join any caucus | Read More »
“Bill Jefferson’s Legal Woes Just Got Worse”
In a <a href=”http://blog.nola.com/jamesgill/2008/12/jeffersons_legal_woes_just_got.html”>Times-Picayune opinion piece,</a> writer James Gill observes that defeated U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) is set receive the O.J. version of American Justice: as much as he can afford, and not a penny more. Now that his income and his, er…, payback options are seriously curtailed, Jefferson’s crack legal staff may be more interested in trimming their own losses. Read the whole | Read More »
Holy Cao! (pronounced “gow”)
Anh “Joseph” Cao adjusts to role as GOP star If only Washington would adjust to the courage, humility and sense of service that Rep.-elect Cao brings to his post. Cao, a refugee from Vietnam, is the unlikeliest of political figures: slight, soft-spoken and self-effacing, a seemingly guileless figure, yet one with a sharp sense of humor and degrees in physics, philosophy and law and six | Read More »
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
The stunning defeat of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D-LA; IN HIS FREEZER!) gives us all several reasons to celebrate. Sure, it’s a partisan victory, but one that is unlikely to translate into any long-term Republican advantage. The Democratic voting mentality is deeply entrenched in LA-02. For whatever reason, African-American voters stayed away from the polls in droves on Saturday. Let’s celebrate because, for once, the | Read More »
Lessons Learned from LA-02: Hooray for Joseph Cao!
“It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.” Saturday’s general election in LA-02 would normally have fallen on November 4, but the election scheduled was altered on account of Hurricane Gustav in early September. The huge turnout for the presidential race would have undoubtedly returned Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) to office. It’s hard to sustain voter enthusiasm for a crook. Especially one with no | Read More »
Meet Joseph Cao (R-LA)
From the Times-Picayune, Dec. 1 edition: <blockquote>Born in war-ravaged Vietnam, Cao fled to the United States when he was 8, learned English, earned degrees in physics and philosophy, and joined the Catholic seminary. When his views on how best to serve the poor changed, Cao went to law school, began a practice specializing in immigration, settled in Venetian Isles [a largely Vietnamese community in eastern | Read More »
LA Primaries, Including the Reelection Bid of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA02)
The Congressional Primaries were originally scheduled for September 6, but were postponed due to Hurricane Gustav. The polls closed at 8 pm CDT. The highest profile elections will be in District 2, where a slate of six challenge The Freezer King for the Democratic nomination (and, effectively, the Congressional seat). There is a contested primary for each party is District 4 (Shreveport), the seat of | Read More »
The Campaign Finance Woes of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
New Orleans’ love affair with the corrupt extended family of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) may be entering its last days. From the Times-Picayune: Of the roughly $45,500 Jefferson raised between April and June — a paltry sum for a senior member facing a reelection fight — $13,800, or about one third, came from his own family.