Edwin Edwards has announced that he will run for congress in Louisiana's 6th district. You might remember Edwin from his failed reality TV show, "The Governor's Wife". Or you might remember him as the governor who spent 8 years in a federal prison convicted of 17 counts of bribery. And then there's the time we all voted for the crook because the alternative was David Duke. Other than feeding Edwin's ego, it's not clear to me why he wants to spend the rest of his life (he's 86) in an office that could be considered a step down from the governors office. The district has voted Republican for the past several election and the incumbent would probably be a shoe in except for the fact that he is going to run against Mary Landrieu for the senate slot. If nothing else, we should get some funny one liners out of his race.
In other political news, Bobby Jindal is making speeches in New Hampshire. If asked, he will not admit that he is running for president in 2016, but why would he test the waters in New Hampshire otherwise? I'd just like to remind people that Bobby lost his first run for governor to Kathleen Blanco (AKA "Mee Maw"). People didn't vote for him because of racial and religious bias.(He was born in Baton Rouge and he's Catholic, BTW. He's also a Rhodes Scholar) Then came Katrina and we all learned that Mee Maws don't handle emergencies well and she became a one term wonder. Whether you like him or not, Bobby is decisive and knows his facts. We could do a lot worse. (and we have)