Today, the East Baton Rouge GOP will announce their support of Buddy Caldwell in his run for re-election for Louisiana Attorney General. In the response from Woody Jenkins, "we were impressed with his positions on substantive issues.”
What substantive issues would that be, Mr. Jenkins? Would it be Caldwell's support for government takeover of healthcare? Caldwell even went so far as to say that “I trust the government more than insurance companies.” Does this sound like someone with conservative values that Jenkins has referenced to in their endorsement?
Also, Caldwell has lined the pockets of some of his donors with taxpayer money while working on the settlement following the BP disaster. $38 million in fees have been paid to these donors, who are politically tied to Caldwell, which take a significant chunk out of the settlement being paid to the State of Louisiana. Does this sound like someone who is ethically qualified for this office, Mr. Jenkins?
Finally, the faux-Elvis who've serenaded the likes of Mary Landrieu during a recent Mardi Gras celebration in Washington, DC has been found in the company of noted liberal Democrats in the state during an election announcement. Sen. Barbara Norton's announcement came with the likes of a photo op with our "conservative" Attorney General, according to Jenkins' determination of conservative.
What is the real reason for this endorsement? What is the parish GOP party really endorsing this RINO for? Could this be a pay-for-play, for which Caldwell is notorious? Only time will tell.