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 »
The Trial of Rep. William Jefferson, (D-LA)
The trial had been scheduled to begin four days before the Dec. 6 general election in which Jefferson is seeking a 10th term against Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao, the Green Party’s Malik Rahim, Libertarian Party candidate Gregory Kahn and independent Jerry Jacobs. Though no one can say for sure, it appears that the trial likely will be held sometime in the first half of 2009. | Read More »
The Legal Woes of the Jefferson Clan (D-LA)
The plot so far: Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) awaits trial on bribery and corruption charges. Meanwhile, the primary election in his quest to be re-elected has been rescheduled to Oct. 4 on account of the disruption caused by Hurricane Gustav. (I predict he’s going to be reelected, BTW.) Brother Mose and Sister Betty Jefferson await their own trial on charges of looting some $627,000 from | Read More »