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General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?
Bayou Buzz ^ | August 28, 2009 | Christopher Tidmore

Posted on 08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run."

The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David Vitter in the fall of 2010. Melancon, who represents the critical swing areas of Central Acadiana--a region known for crowing statewide candidates--has already proven a serious obstacle for the incumbent Senator to keep his job. Even if Vitter should emerge victorious from the closed Republican primary, a bruising fight against Honore could leave the Senator financially and visibly weakened before the onslaught of a Moderate Democrat like Melancon--one of the leaders of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Caucus in the House.

While polls show Vitter as the clear favorite in both the primary and the general election, one very senior Louisiana Republican predicted that if Honore runs, "He wins." As that GOP party elder further explained to the www.louisianaweekly.com and Bayoubuzz on the promise of confidentiality, "All he has to say is 'Stuck on Stupid', and Vitter is toast."

Military voters, who constitute a plurality of the Republican electorate, will flock to Honore, and the party leader in question also believes that the General's race will matter to primary voters less than his social stands. Honore admitted through aides to the Weekly that he is "pro-life and pro-family".

(Excerpt) Read more at bayoubuzz.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2010; honore; johnwaynedude; la2010; russellhonore; vitter
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1 posted on 08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; yongin; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ...

Here’s another thread on this topic. It’s big news if it’s accurate.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 5:34:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That’s how you change the Republican party. By changing its leaders. I’ll vote for Honore.

I was hoping to have an alternative to Vitter. Now it appears we do.

YEAH! If you cheat on your wife. Resign. The men I want leading this State and Country know what commitment is. Glad your wife forgave you, now go into private life because I don’t.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 5:35:17 PM PDT by panzerkampfwagen
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To: Clintonfatigued

good~!!!

your vote is 100 TIMES MORE IMPORTANT in these primaries!!

only about 10% of voters vote in primaries

I know in my district last time there was 26 people All day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I COULD HAVE WON A PRIMARY IF I GOT ALL MY FRIENDS TO VOTE


4 posted on 08/29/2009 5:35:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Don’t know much about Vitter.


5 posted on 08/29/2009 5:35:52 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Honore admitted through aides to the Weekly that he is “pro-life and pro-family”.”

“Admitted? ADMITTED!?


6 posted on 08/29/2009 5:36:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Clintonfatigued

"Don't get stuck on stupid."

7 posted on 08/29/2009 5:37:36 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Scanian

Here’s another thread on the same topic.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 5:37:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: johniegrad

“Don’t know much about Vitter.”

You’ll get an earful on this thread. He’s a Republican U.S. Senator who has an excellent voting record, but doesn’t practice what he preaches. He was a regular client of the D.C. Madame.


9 posted on 08/29/2009 5:38:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Aren’t these rags amazing?

The General didn’t admit anything. He stated it.

I so hope this is true. This is exactly the kind of man the Republican party needs.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 5:39:15 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If he is not a RINO. Run him. We need all the good people we can get.


11 posted on 08/29/2009 5:42:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I imagine that the "John Wayne Dude," Lieutenant General Russell Honore, would shake up the "Stuck on Stupid" U.S. Senate quite nicely if he can defeat Vitter and then win the general election.


12 posted on 08/29/2009 5:43:33 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellent.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 5:44:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

‘Military voters, who constitute a plurality of the Republican electorate, will flock to Honore, and the party leader in question also believes that the General’s race will matter to primary voters less than his social stands.’

Wait...I have no clue what the guy looks like. So what is his race?

BTW... I would probably vote for the guy just from what I know of him. Vitter’s good but Honore seems like a trade-up.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 5:44:44 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
An opportunity for the GOP to clean house and support someone who exudes integrity and confidence. Russell Honore is one tough hombre and a man of honor.
15 posted on 08/29/2009 5:45:08 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Bogey78O

Check Postings #7 and 12.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 5:46:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I have trouble trusting anyone from Cajun country. It’s the French heritage, Republican or Democrat.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 5:50:27 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We are an Oligarchy)
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To: Bogey78O
Here's the man in action...

LTG Russel Honore: "You're Stuck on STUPID!"

18 posted on 08/29/2009 5:52:01 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I looked it up. French Creole it says in his bio with the lineage being Spanish, Indian, and Black.

Frankly, it doesn’t matter what race he is to most people here. In Louisiana, names count more than race to most voters. Honore would lock up a sizable chunk just off of that. It’s why Blanco runs with her maiden name of Babineaux.

And don’t get to thinking race and names are important. Running as a Republican, he’ll have to have a good argument. The LA GOP isn’t too bright but the registered Republicans here tend to not vote for losers.


19 posted on 08/29/2009 5:52:21 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wow! He’s not “stuck on stupid”, that’s for sure!


20 posted on 08/29/2009 5:53:55 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

While I don’t applaude using the services of call girls, I believe Vitter has an ACU rating of 93%.

I would be inclined to stick with a proven conservative with that kind of voting record unless Honore could prove he is even more conservative than that.

I’ve had it with conservatives supporting candidates when they don’t know where they stand (like many on this board who supported Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice without knowing anything about their positions on the issues of the day).


21 posted on 08/29/2009 5:55:02 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
As long as he isn't going to pull a Colin Powell on us, I would vote for him. I think Vitter is weak and a schmuck for running around with the prostitute. I would love to see new blood and a true Reagan conservative in there. Time to weed out all the Democrats and Republicans and bring new blood in. Good for the General!
22 posted on 08/29/2009 5:56:12 PM PDT by classified
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yea, I know the incident.

Just a bit of background. I was without TV for most of Katrina so everything I had I got from the radio.

As a famous sheriff once said, “You sounded taller on the radio.”


23 posted on 08/29/2009 5:56:26 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Reagan Man

I’ve been in love with the man ever since he told the news clowns they were “stuck on stupid”. I’ll send money.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 6:01:15 PM PDT by WVNan ( (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu))
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To: SeeSharp
Here's a man who knows how to lead - and he'd make the little Caesar in the WH quake in his shoes -

Also, He believes people should first be responsible for themselves, as he said after Katrina:

" Why are we sending people there to issue them ice and water? We should be empowering people to act locally. The key to hurricane preparation is family preparation. If families are prepared, we lose fewer lives."

http://survivalpreps.blogspot.com/2008/09/general-honore-on-gustav.html

25 posted on 08/29/2009 6:01:39 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Cajuns have trouble trusting you too. Particularly when you don’t seem to know Cajun History. They were French when France knew how to do more than surrender. They broke ties with the French and then the Brits and then the Americans over betrayal. They have reason not to think that much of Le American, but duty and honor is something they understand. Honore, would not be a step down from Vitter in any way and his commitment to the truth would be refreshing.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 6:08:26 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: SeeSharp

I noticed that,too.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 6:25:42 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Clintonfatigued

He was the only one from LA that made any sense during the spectacle.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 6:29:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: SharpRightTurn

I’ve had it with voting for someone just because of their voting record, despite how despicable a person they are. It’s they same argument people used for Bill Clinton....


29 posted on 08/29/2009 6:30:07 PM PDT by AKSurprise ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I am so pumped! I live right across the Mississippi river from his home and I will definitely work for him. Hell, I was ready to vote for Stormy instead of Vitter.
30 posted on 08/29/2009 6:30:17 PM PDT by HChampagne (I am not an AARP member and never will be.)
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To: AKSurprise

“I’ve had it with voting for someone just because of their voting record, despite how despicable a person they are. It’s they same argument people used for Bill Clinton....”

Support Gen. Honore if you like. If I were to find out he will vote against ObamaCare, Cap and Tax, hate crime legislation, illegal alien amnesty, Porkulus II, judges like Sotomayor, etc., etc., and had at least as good of a conservative voting record as Vitter, I’d support him too.

But I would not support him if I found out he was a McLame or Grahamnesty clone just to get back at Vitter for his infidelity.

BTW, what are Honore’s positions on these and other current issues?


31 posted on 08/29/2009 6:38:40 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cajungirl

My first reaction is to swoon and say YEAH! But that’s just based on the way he performed during Katrina.

What do you and other locals think of him?


32 posted on 08/29/2009 6:43:58 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

wrt “based on the way he performed during Katrina.”

don’t be too quick. Then MG Caldwell, CG of the 82d, did most of the Title 10 good works. LTG (ret) Honore just ran around screaming w/o purpose. It made for good TV, but accomplished very little.

Anyone here from the USS Iwo Jima remember the CO almost kicking him off the ship?


33 posted on 08/29/2009 6:50:59 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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This is great news. I didn’t even know that Honore was a Republican. Even better that he is pro-life! Certainly better than ole Colon Powell.

I wonder what Moon Griffon thinks about this? He is a local Louisiana true-conservative talk show host. I think he may still support Vitter. But I think that if Honore wins he is a shoe -in. He would get the Republican vote and at least 40% of the black vote. Mary Landrieu better be glad she isn’t up for re-election against him.


34 posted on 08/29/2009 6:56:28 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (People Mag should of had "Bush Beauties" - Laura, Jenna, Barbara, Condi, George P.)
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To: panzerkampfwagen
>"YEAH! If you cheat on your wife. Resign."

That first stone always stings the most.

Vitter has been exemplary in his conservative voting. But you want to risk that because he sinned. Look to the cross, only he can save.

35 posted on 08/29/2009 7:02:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wasn’t a porn star lady going to be running against Vitter too?

I hope she still does, she would be a great spoiler to help Honore.


36 posted on 08/29/2009 7:10:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Being a bit droll, I figger.


37 posted on 08/29/2009 7:12:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
I am Acadian myself. Most of the Cajuns ancestors have been here since the 1600s. There are absolutely no allegiance to France. They were thrown out of Canada and persecuted in the 1700s because they choose allegiance to the Catholic Church instead of the British throne. The only similarity with France is the language they speak in a different dialect.

The Cajuns have their own distinct culture that is related to the land that they settled in America.

Go to an Italian-American club during the World Cup. You have 3rd and 4th generation Italian Americans waving Italian flags rooting for Italy. Then go to a French-American club during the World Cup. They couldn't give a crap about the team from France.

38 posted on 08/29/2009 7:13:58 PM PDT by dancusa (Smile liberals. Welcome to the todays community organizing. We aren't going away or shutting up.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You’re thinking of Stormy Daniels, and she’s thinking of running, but hasn’t decided what party she’ll be a member of.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 7:16:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I took her as wanting to be an indy.


40 posted on 08/29/2009 7:19:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: Steamburg

He sounds great! This country needs more of him, like one in every district for the House, and two from each state for the Senate!

Granted we do have a few I would like to see stay, but just a few!


41 posted on 08/29/2009 7:21:08 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: pissant

Can’t talk about this excellent development.. he’ll get the Palin treatment.


42 posted on 08/29/2009 7:51:10 PM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
You’re thinking of Stormy Daniels, and she’s thinking of running, but hasn’t decided what party she’ll be a member of.

Most likely the "bachelor party."

43 posted on 08/29/2009 8:08:27 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Charter member of "The Kodiak Wing of the GOP" (h/t Jeff Head))
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To: rawcatslyentist

Yeah, that tomcatting is sure going to help him get re-elected. Get rid of the pantywaist and start over.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 9:04:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: redlegplanner; SE Mom
My first reaction is to swoon and say YEAH! But that’s just based on the way he performed during Katrina.

Yep, that's pretty thin, isn't it? Sure, it's enough for some here who are eager to throw Vitter under the bus - but right now, Honore is a political unknown. Outside of the New Orleans area and those who followed every minute of Katrina news coverage, nobody knows much about the man.

I'm not even sure he lives in Louisiana at this time; last I heard he was residing near Atlanta.

Although I *hope* the General is a conservative, I'd have to consider the possibility that he's a stalking horse for Melancon.

45 posted on 08/29/2009 9:17:17 PM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: pissant
Yeah, that tomcatting is sure going to help him get re-elected. Get rid of the pantywaist and start over.

Vitter's (local) extramarital activities were known before he ran for John Breaux's senate seat.

46 posted on 08/29/2009 9:20:22 PM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Clintonfatigued

General, are you stuck on stupid?


47 posted on 08/29/2009 9:32:25 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I read his (Honore) book over the summer and he came across in the book as a liberal republican/conservative democrat type. It should be an interesting race and debate.

He grew up very poor but he has a very strong work ethic. He had a very interesting perspective on the situation in NOLA after Katrina. He really identified with the poor folks that he was charged with rescuing because of his personal background and that may be one reason he was so successful there but he also had the courage to criticize some of their failures and what went wrong in the local and federal govts. To me, he came across as a conservative Bill Cosby/John McCain type.

My only hesitation would be with how he would vote on some social programs issues in the Washington DC environment.

48 posted on 08/29/2009 10:18:35 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: TNdandelion
Sorry! His book is called-- Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save America and You from Disasters.

I'd recommend reading it to get a better picture of who he is he does into quite a bit of detail about his personal life and career.

49 posted on 08/29/2009 10:21:30 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Exactly. We know Vitter’s record. I can’t support tossing out one of our best-voting Senators when we don’t even know how Gen. Honoré is going to vote. He could turn out to be Powell, Redux.


50 posted on 08/30/2009 3:50:02 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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