11 days…

…and the uproar about the legislative pay raise is still not dying down.  The results from a survey conducted by John Roberts (a resident of the West bank and of Jim ‘Payraise’ Tucker’s House District) were released yesterday, and they show that 82.77% of voters in the district disapprove of the pay raise, and that 58.76% of voters are willing to sign a petition to recall Tucker.  Recall efforts have now also been started for Joe Lopinto of House District 80, Steve Pugh of House District 73, and Franklin Foil of House District 70, as well as the already afoot recall petitions for Tucker and Michot.

OH!  THIS JUST IN: An official recall petition has been filed with the Secretary of State’s office against Governor Bobby Jindal…the SOS did not release the name of the individual who applied for the petition.  This nearly impossibly effort would require over 900,000 registered voters’ signatures.  Developing…

I also found it interesting how ‘Payraise’ Tucker suddenly decided to kinda let everyone know that he’d be cool with Jindal vetoing (or not vetoing…or whatever) SB 672…it was almost like he hadn’t threatened to pull all of Bobby’s projects or kill all of the Administration’s bills as soon as the hit the floor.  Hm.  Funny how that works out…or doesn’t.

However, Governor PBJ doesn’t really seem to believe anything that Tucker says.  And I don’t really blame him.  In response to Tucker’s statement, the Governor had this to say:

“The legislative leaders have publicly said that the wheels would come off if I stopped this raise and warned us to stay out of the Legislature’s internal affairs.  Nothing has changed, and we won’t let our reforms and progress be held hostage by giving the Legislature an excuse to stop them.  Politically, the easiest thing for me to do would be to veto the bill, but I’m not going to do anything to stop the process of moving us forward.”

K, thanks, Bobby.  We heard you the first time you sang that pre-written and quite well-rehearsed song.

Ready for the 8th to roll around,

-Your friendly neighborhood blogger

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