Kip Holden was a last minute no show at last night’s mayor forum held at the Jones Creek Library due to a prior engagement. Kip apparently doesn’t keep track of his mayorial events with any calender so it is unclear what that prior engagement might have been.
Holden’s failure to show at last night’s mayorial forum along with his playboy party lifestyle coming out despite major efforts by allies to sweep it under the rug could send the wrong message to voters.
Dr. Dan Kyle criticized Mayor Holden for “introducing the race card” and stated “Most republicans will not support a tax and spend liberal who parties on the town while his shadow runs the city.”. It was a somewhat surprising remark considering the massive coverup of Kip Holden’s late night party lifestyle and his lust of married women. However, the general consensus of the informed audience that Mayor Holden does indeed live an alternative lifestyle. Dr Kyle also asked if there was such widespread Republican support for Kip, why was there “ten or fewer people at the political rally of “Republicans for Kip”?
The candidates in attendance, Ron Johnson, Dan Kyle, and Wayne Carter, capitalized on the Mayor’s absense by addressing the rise in crime during the past four years, the sudden work on road improvements during an election year after 3 years of no new improvement on infrastruture, and the problems that East Baton Rouge continues to face with it’s public school system. A common theme was broken promises of the Holden administration.
All candidates also were very critical of Mayor Kip Holden’s endorsement of Barack Obama and being on the same ballot that’s being passed around North Baton Rouge, with ultra Liberal people such as Barack Obama and Don Cazayoux.
In the end, however, Kip’s absence from the forum seemed to be the real talk among the audience, an audience that didn’t forget that Kip Holden wanted to exclude many areas of the city from having a vote in the mayorial race in a lawsuit filed by the NAACP. This suburb was one of the targets of that lawsuit that attempted to exclude caucasion areas in order to give more “equal opportunity” in city government.