Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ike Spears is a former opponent of the IQ assessor reform movement, serves on the library board, and is Mose Jefferson's lawyer. Is it just a coincidence that Richmond's office is so cozy to Spears, or is more going on here? Also, Richmond's office is outside the (decimated) district he represents. That's perfectly fine. However, in the past Richmond lied about the location of his domicile in order to position himself for higher office, so I would assume he paid extra attention to these sorts of things for this campaign.
Richmond is supposed to be an "up-and-comer" in New Orleans politics, but, despite all the endorsements he has collected, I think City Councilmember James Carter will be able to outflank him. (Who, if anyone, will outflank Carter is perhaps the more interesting question.) If things don't work out for Cedric, he could perhaps go to Germany and become a Barack Obama impersonator. Richmond doesn't look like Obama, but he does resemble the impersonator who Germans think looks like Obama. So maybe that would be enough.
Update: Dangerblond has a rundown on the candidates.
I did a little research on Oyster's post and I think that Oyster is a little confused. The Richmond campaign has a Post Office Box at the UPS Store that is next door to the Spears & Spears Office. However, the Richmond for Congress headquarters is located at 6600 Franklin Ave. next door to the Rouses supermarket.
I also saw that Cedric Richmond was endorsed by the Alliance for Good Government.
Do you ever watch "Between the Lines" on cable? There's already talk of a racist effort to pave the way for a 5-2 majority on the city council. I should say that I can't always how tell how serious the host that said that is being. However, he did seem to like Richmond. Of course, I've already made it clear that I think James Carter is a hypocrite.
Who is Cedric's campaign manager? I know Spears ran all his legislative races. This is just weird.
This is a really unpredictable race. I'm still undecided, but as of right now I'm leaning towards either Richmond or Carter (James). Unfortunately, I have heard stuff about both of them that makes me uncomfortable. I might have to wait until election day to make up my mind.
By 3:00 PM, at
the dude does have a sign and store front in the rouses' strip mall on leon c simon and franklin in what used to be the "i can learn" store front.
isnt that the same program that elonise went down for?
i remember that place pre -katrina
the joke on the street was that it was the i can't learn center.
um... I thought Ike Spears owned the UPS store as well. See
Same old bs that we have already seen before. I don't think just because he's running his campaign from Spears's place means Richmond is crooked. It does,however, beg the question of whether Richmond is a stalking horse for Jefferson. I mean, come on. If this were a normal race would Richmond feel comfortable having his campaign so closely associated with his "legally challenged" opponent's "legally challenged" siblings?
If this anonymous guy is right, and Spears did run Richmond's state house races, than this really is crazy and not just a coincidence of the Richmond campaign using a mail box from Spears's UPS store.
But since the poster is anonymous, who the heck knows if he is telling the truth or not.
I am curious about this poster named "Christopher" also. He was very quick to do his "research" and defend Richmond, then out of the blue pointed out Richmond's endorsement by the "Alliance for Good Government". Let's pretend that anyone who knows anything about New Orleans or Jefferson Parish politics dosen't know how that endorsement is a sham for a minute.
What I want to know is whether or not this sudden poster who is so quick to defend Richmond and randomly point out endorsements from "civic" groups is the same "Christopher" who was working as Richmond's body man the night of his announcement at the Basin St. Station.
I call shenanigans.
By 1:04 AM, at
No doubt the Dumbocrats will fumble again and Dollar Bill will advance to the runoff.
U-G-L-Y, they ain't go no alibi.
This is a bit of a witch hunt, I think. I have been to the headquarters many times and I can tell you it is run by Rep. Richmond's very nice mother - I encourage you to go and meet her, not to mention Cedric's fabulous Aide, Judy. Please remember that there are not many places to have an office, or mailbox, etc. in that area and that doesn't support a conspiracy theory - there aren't such services, etc. because that area is still devastated from Katrina and there is nothing available! That is why Cedric is running, to help get the recovery moving and to make sure it never, ever happens again. I also posted on Dangerblond, so sorry if I repeat myself. Cedric's education is excellent - Ben Franklin, Morehouse College, and Tulane Law. As for the domicile issue below - look again, it was another witch hunt - PLEASE NOTE: there is no requirement for residency for Congress so I have a problem with throwing the book at someone over an antiquated requirement.
My husband has been very impressed with Cedric in Baton Rouge, so we have becaome involved with his campaign - and Cedric is smart, kind, hard-working, and passionate about New Orleans. He is who you want in D.C. Please give him a chance and let me know if you want to post his upcoming meet and greets so you can ask him your questions, and hear what he has to say.
Kim, I agree that Oyster's point is a minor one. Richmond would have my vote in a heartbeat if he could explain his lobbying the city on Jimmie Woods' behalf. He urged the council of a broke city to approve a ridiculously expensive sanitation budget, then he lobbied on behalf of the companies involved when the contracts came under fire. If he can explain why he got so involved in city business, I'll vote for him. As it is, I'm probably sitting this one out.
Well, I am more familiar with his policies and causes in Baton Rouge, I will look into this and find the answer...
Here is a direct quote: "Metro and Richards disposal are both located in my district and SDT is another local business. They were all the most responsive bidders and followed the rules. In the end the council praised their work and all voted for it."
Please know that Cedric is extremely responsive, and always has been, please feel comfortable calling his headquarters to ask any questions! #(504) 309-6366 That said, I really like the welcome message on his site www.cedricrichmond.com which also has his issues listed...