Yeah, I know I could have been more creative with the title, but sometimes simplicity works.
First, read Eli's post here.
I got some audio recordings of it last night right after the event, and I thought it was a joke at first. This is pretty outrageous. I fully understand why he wants Letten to disappear, but to admit it in public is borderline insane.
I tend to agree with the gist of this sentiment:
Now do you understand why Georges want to replace Jim Letten?!!!???!!!??!! His stance at the OPDEC was not a coincidence at all. He is worried that he is about to go down in a public corruption scandal himself. Its going to get really ugly now and expect so see a faux racial card played to get rid of Letten by some white power brokers who are policially corrupted.
Of course I understand why he would want to replace Jim Letten, I just never dreamed he was stupid enough to say it in public. He's either really scared or really stupid, or both.
Was the purpose of that comment to rally crooks in Jefferson Parish? Last time I checked they don't vote in Orleans.
I'd love to be in his war room listening to this idea hatch.
"Hey...Hey....what if we attack the most popular and well respected guy in the city?!?"
Brilliant. Was that the same person who thought of the dog commercial?
Just so happens the guy he's wanting to replace won Gambit's Man of the Year. Two things I want to point out in this piece:
Letten, meanwhile, had earned his stripes in the U.S. Department of Justice's Organized Crime Strike Force as a hard-nosed prosecutor. He had recently convicted several suspected Mafia chieftains for trying to take over Louisiana's nascent video poker industry.
A little foreshadowing on Mr. Dubos' part?
Former city technology boss Greg Meffert, his wife Linda and former Meffert partner Mark St. Pierre were charged in November in a 63-count indictment for conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery, money laundering and other charges. The case stems from City Hall's crime camera debacle. The City Hall investigation is "ongoing," Letten says.
"Ongoing" being the pregnant word in that sentence. Are there more charges to come in "The
Case of the Cockeyed Crime Cameras"? Now who could that be?
Meanwhile, I ate a big fried shrimp Po-Boy the other day and got heartburn. I stopped by a drug store near the Yenni building to get some Pepto-Bismol and I'll be damned if they weren't completely sold out...clerk said she couldn't keep it on the shelves. Weird.