Earlier this week, state Republican Party Chairman Roger
Villere sent out an email blast to supporters proclaiming “it’s an exciting
time to be a Republican in Louisiana." Villere cites recent poll numbers from late August, prior to the Republican National Convention, which show Republican presidential candidate John McCain
enjoying the support of 58 percent of likely voters surveyed. The same poll shows 66 percent of Louisianans think the state is on the right track. "We know of no other place where the citizens are this optimistic about the direction of thier state at present," Villere writes. The survey also shows Jindal’s favorable image rating at 78 percent, which Villere notes, “is
now one of the highest of any sitting governor in the country, perhaps the very
highest.” He also points out the survey came prior to the rave
reviews Gov. Jindal received for his handling of Hurricane Gustav. Notably
absent from the email is any direct mention of Republican Senate candidate John
Kennedy, who is seeking to unseat Mary Landrieu. The email notes the survey results come from OnMessage Inc., which
conducted telephone interviews August 27th & 28th of 500 likely general
election voters stratified by parish to reflect historic voter trends. The
margin of error for the survey is +/- 4.4%.
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.