Archive for the ‘Notable Quotables’ Category

“I am writing as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, along with several of my fellow House Members, to personally ask for your timely assistance in a very important matter.

“…It is our profound hope that you will be able to take a few minutes from your busy schedule to review this matter and contact us at your earliest possible convenience. The taxpayers of Louisiana anxiously await your timely reply.”

The first and last paragraphs of one of the most pathetic letters ever from 11 Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee seeking, of all things, guidance from Grover Norquist on Louisiana legislative matters.

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“You’re cool with my having a wife at home?”

Instagram message from former Louisiana Housing Corp. Executive Director Frederick Tombar, III, to a female employee of his former agency whom he was trying to get to sleep with him. Tombar, a Bobby Jindal appointee, resigned in the wake of an investigation into allegations from two female employees of sexual harassment.

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“I’m leaving Louisiana in better shape than I found it.”

—Bobby Jindal, in an interview with Monroe News-Star editor Greg Hilburn, apparently ignoring the fact that he “found” the state with a $1 billion surplus and today is facing a $1.6 billion deficit.

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“As states prepare their budgets for the coming year, they face the challenge of reinvesting in public higher education systems after years of damaging cuts — the product of both the economic downturn and states’ reluctance to raise additional revenues.”

—From story by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 19, 2013.

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“Jindal has done nothing in seven years. It’s time the Legislature re-asserted itself as an equal partner in governing this state.”

—State Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard (I-Thibodaux), in discussing bills he plans to pre-file for the 2015 legislative session that begins on April 13.

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