It”s Official! Bobby Jindal for Governor of Louisiana

July 19, 2007

 

This past Monday Bobby Jindal took a whirlwind trip around the State to officially announce his candidacy for Governor of Louisiana. Starting in Baton Rouge early Monday morning, Bobby then went on to Alexandria, then Monroe, Shreveport, Lake Charles and finishing up in NOLA.

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I attended the Monroe rally to enjoy a large, very enthusiastic crowd of supporters. Daniel Kirk, the local campaign director, had a well organized group of volunteers greeting supporters and handing out rally signs. Having met with Bobby on a number of occasions earlier this year, I was more interested to see who and how many people would be at the event. Of course, this was my first opportunity to meet Bobby’s very lovely wife, Supriya, who is a most gracious lady.

Along with a large crowd of supporters was Ben Katz, Monroe City Council, Police Jury member Paul Hargrove, candidate for State Representative, State Representative Kay Katz, and State Representative Mike Walsworth, candidate for State Senator. Of no surprise was the lack of either of the two Democrat mayors of the “twin cities”. 

Bobby and his entourage exited the sleek business jet to the loud and excited chants of “BOBBY, BOBBY, BOBBY” and Bobby had no trouble maintaining that high level of excitement with his words of change, only to be interrupted by loud cheers and applause. The crowd needed no persuasion to be convinced that Louisiana was in desperate need of true leadership and to be rescued from the “Good Old Boys” that have maintained the worst political record in the Country. The cheers of support made it very clear that Bobby is the choice to lead that rescue as the new Governor of Louisiana.

Following the stirring speech, Bobby and Supriya mingled amongst the crowd, posed for countless pictures, and received many hugs and hand shakes, along with consistent wishes of success.

On a finely tuned schedule, Melissa Sellers, Communications Director, and Kellie Derouen, State Campaign Director, herded the group back onto the plane, followed by cheers and applause, and they were off to Shreveport.

STRETCHING THE LIMITS; AT DUPONT LYCRA’S RECENT NEW YORK SHOW, FOOTWEAR BRANDS TEAMED WITH THE COMPANY SHOWED JUST HOW FAR THEY COULD STRETCH THEIR PRODUCT.

Footwear News November 22, 1999 | Schneider-Levy, Barbara DuPont Lycra, the king of stretch, is on a mission to maximize the fit possibilities of footwear with its advancements in stretch-leather technology. The company recently sponsored a fashion event at New York’s Oasis Day Spa in order to demonstrate how Lycra, which has become a staple ingredient in footwear, can contribute to a person’s overall well-being. According to Richard Gould, footwear manager for DuPont Lycra, Wilmington, Del., the brand’s goal is to make its technology “transparent to fashion.” Gould referred to the brand’s patented Component Lamination process, whereby leather and Lycra are combined to make a new stretch material. The process, he continued, allows “the ability of the design, rather than the Lycra, to shine through. We want to have [the Lycra] be invisible.” On hand to deliver her own comfort message was footwear entrepreneur Dr. Taryn Rose, who stressed the importance of properly fitting footwear in cutting down the need for costly foot surgery. go to site oasis day spa go to web site oasis day spa

“Shoes are not a static object,” Rose explained. “Footwear should be designed for a dynamic object, such as the foot. Lycra allows me to carry out [this design] concept.” Among the show’s footwear highlights were styles from the Taryn Rose Luxury Comfort Footwear collection, Beverly Hills, which included a red leather bootie with a Lycra sock lining and a slide detailed in Lycra organza.

E.S. Originals, New York, producer of the 9* 2* 5 and NJoy collections, has also made a commitment to comfort through the use of Lycra in both synthetic and leather products. Classic pumps from the 9* 2* 5 line were featured at the show, as well as a black stretch boot and a Mary Jane style with a Velcro closure from the NJoy line.

In the athletic arena, New Balance, Boston, showed its 841 walking shoe, which incorporates Lycra into the upper, and which will debut in January 2000.

Schneider-Levy, Barbara


10 comments
Robert Wood
Robert Wood

For Governor of Louisiana:What is your position on social services for Louisiana? Would you cut services for the disabled who live independently? Would you increase service? What about public transportation for disabled in rural Louisiana? How would you enable the handicap to take control of outrageous gasoline, energy and grocery bills? What is your position on wind power and other natural sources? What about roads new ones or repair old ones? What is your position to legalizing marijuana for medical use?

Daniel Z.
Daniel Z.

Nick: It is the media that has really shocked me. How can one claim to be starting a campaign in July when the campaign was officially started in January. Most newspapers have bought it like this is the actual beginning of the campaign! It is just absurd. 4union: No, I am very happy with my life. I am not upset about losing to Jindal. I knew I would most likely lose because I had very little money to compete with his huge campaign warchest. But keep repeating that lie that you and "trotsky" make. Oh wait, you are probably the same person.

4unionparish
4unionparish

Kim, glad to hear it went well. I hope we hear from others in the other locations. Yes, Supriya is very lovely, even more so in person, imo.

4unionparish
4unionparish

Jim, thanks for the comments. I could not agree more. Bobby will be a long awaited change from the corrupt political thugs like Edwin Edwards and his cohorts like John Alario. Now if we could just get the blind Dim's like Daniel Zimmerman to realize that their politics are responsible for our perpetual "last place". Nick, common sense has never worked on Daniel Zimmerman. He is still pouting from the azzkicking Bobby gave him YEARS ago. Dan Zimmeran, I "heard" you the first two times you said this to me. I think I will post this on the Free Republic so, please, don't miss ANOTHER opportunity. Your comments looked "copy and paste" all three times, so four times won't make you look any worse. I guess I should be flattered that you follow me so closely. What is really lame is you knowing how the process has worked ALL OF YOUR LIFE by all politicians and then trying to claim righteous indignation. You could not be more disingenuous. An "official" announcement is never a surprise, it is just something that ALWAYS happens, usually as a "call to arms" to supporters. What would be even less surprising is you making another (failed) attempt for Bobby's present job. Of course, with the Road Home program being such a failure, your "constituency" is still in Houston and elsewhere, and likely a wiser group of people, so maybe even you can recognize a lost cause. Maybe.

Kim
Kim

I got to see him here in Shreveport and also met the lovely Mrs...We had a great crowd. Tons of officials and supports alike! I had my picture made with the Mrs...I have a ton of them with Bobby!! He is the Fresh new blood we need for Louisiana!!

Nick
Nick

I'm with you on that one, Jim. Dan, I don't think that many people are "falling" for Jindal's P.R. stunt. They know by now this is how politicians do things. Money raising and "talking" about running for Gov./Pres. starts earlier and earlier each election cycle. Everyone knew Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, etc. were going to run for President before they "announced" their candidacy. So for you to continue to get worked up about Jindal's "bogus" stunt is just lame. Get over it.

Daniel Z.
Daniel Z.

Nick: Of course he isn't the first politician to use P.R. stunts. However, it is pathetic that people continue to fall for them.

Jim
Jim

All I know is that, for the first time in a long time, I'm confronted with a candidate who actually generates a feeling of hope and the possibility that we might, at long last, pull away from the corrupt undertow that is Louisiana's political history. And that candidate is not Walter Boasso.

Nick
Nick

Yeah, and we all know that Bobby Jindal is the only politician to use P.R. stunts...

Daniel Z.
Daniel Z.

It's official? Really? So it wasn't official when he announced in January? Give me a break. This little "kickoff" tour is just a bogus P.R. stunt when most people knew that Jindal was going to run again for years.

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