Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Jefferson Parish Scandal

The political class in Jefferson Parish is so inbred that I find it extremely hard to believe that the Tim Whitmer/Tim Coulon/Aaron Broussard scandal doesn't affect/infect the whole political class. I'd bet everyone on the Jefferson Parish Council and throughout the ranks of the Parish Administration have some scandal skeleton that will surface once the information floodgates and the plea-bargaining begins.

This is only the beginning.

But I find the irony so rich that the conservative suburban bastions of St. Tammany and Jefferson Parishes, filled with folks who wear their anti-corruption ethical integrity on their sleeves, and who sneer self-righteously at the presumed corruption of New Orleans' liberal politics/politicians, are getting their comeuppance. Maybe now, the letters to the editor of the Times-Picayune that come from Kenner or from Mandeville will be a little less smugly self-righteous when it comes to hurling judgments on New Orleans urbanites.

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