In last night’s update on the John Bel Edwards Highway Project Stolen Valor controversy, we noted that in a statement responding to Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden’s protest that it was the mayor, rather than the governor, who made President Obama aware that Baton Rouge is the only place in America where an interstate highway has only one lane, Edwards said it didn’t matter who got the credit, so long as the job gets done.
Specifically, the quote was as follows…
“The governor stands by his remarks. He appreciated the president letting him, and others, discuss the traffic problems along I-10. The president and his staff followed up with the governor the very next morning, and we’re looking forward to continuing these conversations with our federal partners. As long as the job gets done right, the governor isn’t concerned with who gets credit.”
Well, OK. As promised last night, here’s video of Edwards’ speech given Thursday to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s annual meeting. It goes 20 minutes, and most of it is fairly inconsequential.
But at around 2:16, Edwards begins talking about the interstate and Obama’s visit to Baton Rouge, and he tells that story until about the 4:08 mark. Watch it and decide for yourself whether Edwards looks and sounds like he cares who got the credit for the road projects planned for I-10 in Baton Rouge.
The image at the top says it all. He’s not telling the truth, and he hasn’t been since his gubernatorial campaign got started.