Now that the forces of law and order have drawn a resignation, confession (including the factual admission of an affair) and guilty plea out of the former President of St. John the Baptist Parish for Federal bribery charges, let us examine his campaign promises and find out what kind of man he marketed himself as. (Any of you with the ability to take screen shots, you may want to. I wouldn't expect the website to exist for much longer.)
Responsive, Responsible Government. Oh, look, he "will apply a businessman’s approach to governing" and "treat the citizens like customers" to "make the Parish more business and resident friendly." He brought big ideas to ease traffic congestion, making it easier for residents to "drive to the grocery store, pick up their children, and to get home before dinner."
His "Plan" is pretty big on ethics. He pledges that he "will take the “politics” out of crucial government decisions, true and factual priorities will be set based on need and will demand an honest government that puts the residents of our parish first and the special interests last." "Open bid laws will be fully carried out."
Heh. The best? "Transparency will be apparent in all aspects of my administration and will be key to building back public trust."
Way to go on that last one.
Luckily, he didn't engage in a lot of family values type hackery (at least not on the campaign website). Unfortunately, the rest of his plan looks like things St. John the Baptist Parish needs to develop effectively. So it is a shame to see such a plan go down with a flawed individual.
Though that plan may not have had much of an effect anyway, as Politics 1 had him listed as a potential candidate for US House District 3 from Louisiana.
On the GOP ticket. You know, the family values, small government/big contracts, run government like a business, deregulation party.