That’s our Mitch… well, some in the room apparently thought his name started with a B instead of an M. In what was supposed to be the celebration and announcement that Cafe Reconcile, a restaurant that helped at risk communities, would double it’s services. Bruce Hoefer, one of thirteen scheduled speakers, said “…it’s about helping these kids get self esteem and get hope, get them out of the cycle of poverty, break that dog gone cycle. I’m serious, we need to do something about it.” The expansion is being funded by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and Shell’s business excellerated program. Here are some testimonials from some of the beneficiaries.
In a groundbreaking ceremonial, Mitch Landrieu, who, said on July 9th of this year that we will not be running for mayor, used this charity event, and his unscheduled appearance as the fourteenth speaker, to praise himself and to announce his bid for mayor. Let’s do it for the children, right lil bii… Mitch? As you can see in Mitch’s announcement, the background is the same background as it was for Bruce Hoefer’s speech.
Watching Mitch Landrieu’s speech, you would have to conclude that this was a campaign event conducted by Cafe Reconcile. According to our anonymous insiders, Mitch Landrieu hi-jacked this event, risked Cafe Reconcile’s status as a charity, and possibly chased off much needed contributors with his antics. It was supposed to be an event celebrating Cafe Reconcile’s groundbreaking, it’s growth, and its success in preventing at risk children from a devastating future, instead, it demeaned the program, tainted all of it’s good work with politics, and threatened it’s very existence. Hey Mitch, it may have hurt some people who actually do something to help the poor people of New Orleans, but hey, at least you got some cheers and plenty of publicity.
I don’t know what New Orleans wants, but if this is what you are going to do as our Lt. Governor, run for Mayor and hurt charitible institutions, do us all a favor and resign your position as Lt. Governor. I would think he should resign so that he can allow Louisiana to have a full time Lt. governor, but the classless way he announced gives us just cause to demand his resignation.