Also, could someone please tell Stacey St. Pierre that A & E has no plans to launch a Housewives of Belle Chase series and she can quit auditioning? Is it just me or is she entirely too histrionic in these photos?
And meanwhile....the bigger story seems to have gone down the NOLA.com priority hole like so many good TP stories do when they go through that enigmatic process of moving from pulp to pixels. Seriously...what the hell is going on over there? How did this not make the digital headline this morning?
This a big deal. And please note how the story was framed "......with ties to Nagin". This rumor has been percolating for a couple weeks and the TP now confirms it. From what I've heard, O.C. Coleman has rolled on Edwards....a long time "comesee" for SWB contracts.
(I was recently introduced to that distinctive N.O. term "comesee" and I've been dying to use it. Its actually a meme plucked from N.O. parlance, much like "Where Y'at" in that when you want a contract or you are bidding on an RFP, etc., and you ask a politician or politico about it he/she replys, "Well you gotta comesee -------". Fill in the blank with the appropriate middleman, kick back king/queen.)
Take the time to absorb this definitive and prophetic Gambit article way back in 2001:
Gambit has done some great investigative pieces over the years...this one is of their finest. After this came out, Edwards threatened a libel suit against Gambit. Just goes to show you...nothing new under the sun, huh?
Also, check out Schroeder's past post.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm starting to see a pattern in these investigations and indictments. At this point, I can't imagine how Nagin couldn't be sphincterifically uptight these days. The walls are closing in around him on an almost weekly basis. If we get another investigation announcement or even indictment in the next few weeks it should be brazenly apparent what the climax of this story will be.
Every time I read the article on his upcoming trip to Mexico I keep hearing Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind" in the back of my head.