Fellow Republicans and Conservatives:
It is widely known now in state politics that long time Edwin Edwards waterboy, and now “new Republican” John Alario (R-Westego), has his sights set on becoming Senate President in the State Legislature. Our state cannot afford that image.
From a news article earlier today:
After the news conference, Edwards was joined by some of his closest friends for a private dinner and roast. Roasters included state Sen. John Alario, R-Westwego, former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown, and Buddy Leach, chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Notice one of the other roasters honoring EWE last night also served time in jail, former Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown.
Governor Jindal campaigned on a new day in Louisiana. He campaigned on reforming Baton Rouge and ridding state politics of the good ole boy, crony system.
If the Jindal Administration simply sits idle and allows John Alario to become Senate President this Fall, then all those campaign speeches were simply words. Our State Government is set up to where the Governor is extremely powerful and has great influence. Governor Jindal has already used that power several times. This will be an instance where his influence should be used to help us move past the days of Edwin Edwards, Bob Odom and John Alario running state politics.
Please contact your State Senator and ask them to stand up for helping Louisiana government progress and reform by NOT giving John Alario their vote this Fall.