Why is John McCain suddenly flying into New Orleans tomorrow
to meet with Bobby Jindal? Is the 37-year-old Louisiana Governor getting a
second interview for the job of vice president? Several media outlets,
including the Washington Post and Times Picayune , are reporting the New Orleans
trip as a late addition to McCain's schedule for the purpose of a sit-down visit with Jindal. Previously, the Republican presidential nominee was slated to be campaigning in
battleground states all week.
With WDSU in New Orleans reporting that McCain
will be touring offshore oilrigs tomorrow, perhaps the trip is just a photo-op
way for the Arizona Senator to re-iterate his support for expanded coastal
drilling. That’s not slowing the Jindal as VP speculation. Increasing the buzz is
a cryptic report from conservative columnist Robert Novak that McCain may be
announcing his running mate this week. While Jindal’s frequently listed among VP
candidates, pundits also have labeled him somewhat of a long shot due to his
age gap with McCain and relative lack of experience. The conventional frontrunner has been former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who McCain
may be meeting with today. His schedule has him hosting a town hall meeting in
New Hampshire not far from Romney’s vacation home.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.