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General noted for Katrina (Russ Honore)work to be speaker here (NAACP Banquet)
The Dead Pelican ^ | August 30, 2008 | John Andrew Prine

Posted on 08/30/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT by abb

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping military leader who stepped into the political feuding that followed Hurricane Katrina and sorted matters out, will be guest speaker at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Shreveport Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: honore; katrian; katrina; louisiana; naacp; senate; vitter
The (Shreveport) Times (Gannett) article. Link at Dead Pelican.
1 posted on 08/30/2009 11:11:45 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Link to full article here.

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090830/NEWS10/90829009


2 posted on 08/30/2009 11:12:14 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: rrstar96; Uncle Sham; jubail; TornadoAlley3; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; dixiechick2000; kms61; ...

ping


3 posted on 08/30/2009 11:13:10 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20090830/NEWS01/908300307/-1/NEWSFRONT2/Katrina+general+plans+to+move+back+to+Louisiana
Katrina general plans to move back to Louisiana


4 posted on 08/30/2009 11:13:50 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Is that Russel ‘Don’t get stuck on stupid’ Honore ?


5 posted on 08/30/2009 11:15:19 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (Williams/Sowell 2012 -or- Sowell/Williams 2012)
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To: abb

If you haven’t checked...the New Orleans mayor’s race is 6 March 2010 (I checked). Nagin can’t run, because of term limits. To qualify, you have to be in the region in early December of this year.

The other option...is the senate election in 2010.


6 posted on 08/30/2009 11:18:50 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice; ComputerGuy

Yes, that’s him. There have been several posts here in the past few days about him challenging Vitter. It is important that Louisiana voters know that the first thing he does after moving back here is speak at the Shreveport NAACP banquet.


7 posted on 08/30/2009 11:23:23 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

On the Honore vs. Vitter thread yesterdy numerous FReepers were racing to support Honore without regard to his policy positions. Talk about “stuck on stupid”.


8 posted on 08/30/2009 11:32:43 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Indeed.


9 posted on 08/30/2009 11:37:49 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb; xsmommy; dixiechick2000

This is going to be a tough one for the NAACP - wanting to honor a black man who was in charge of the Katrina recovery, while blaming the Republicans for not getting enough done....


10 posted on 08/30/2009 11:38:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: abb
http://www.generalhonore.com/Speaking.html

http://www.hc-naacp.org/newsletters/2006/NAACPApr06.pdf

I think he gives speeches to various organizations, NAACP included. I know nothing of his politics, rumors only that he will challenge Vitter. I will withhold judgment until he announces a political run. If he is a conservative African American, I don't see the problem, someone in LA should convince him to run against Landrieu.

11 posted on 08/30/2009 11:42:12 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Landrieu won’t be up for re-election until 2012. He should move to New Orleans and run for Mayor. But even if he won, he would never survive in the urban ‘rain forest’ that is NOLA politics.


12 posted on 08/30/2009 11:45:21 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUFpHWwD028

I don't see him moving to New Orleans, maybe Melancon’s district. Here is excerpt of his speech to coca cola.

13 posted on 08/30/2009 11:58:44 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: pepsionice

Several threads here last night saying Honore was planning to challenge Vitter for the Senate seat and that, if he does, he wins.


14 posted on 08/30/2009 11:59:55 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

First, we will have to establish whether or not he’s a D or an R.


15 posted on 08/30/2009 12:03:45 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb; rogue yam

I’m not understanding what’s wrong with any politician speaking to an NAACP convention. Seems to me you should wait and see what he tells them before getting all worked up about it or holding it against him.


16 posted on 08/30/2009 12:04:08 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: TornadoAlley3

We (Louisiana) will probably be losing another congressional seat after the 2010 census. That will put us down to six. Melancon’s district will be the one sacrificed. The Cao (the old Jefferson) district will have to be maintained as majority AA.


17 posted on 08/30/2009 12:05:43 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

If he’s a D, it would be nice if he could knock out Landrieu.


18 posted on 08/30/2009 12:06:07 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

I’m not necessarily “holding it against him.” I merely posted it so Louisiana FReepers might be fully informed. Everything that a politician - or potential politician - does or says should be in the mix so as to allow informed voting choices.


19 posted on 08/30/2009 12:08:05 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Why pay these ingrates any attention?


20 posted on 08/30/2009 12:09:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: abb

More on the Shreveport NAACP convention.

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090830/LIVING/908300334/1004
NAACP to celebrate 100 years


21 posted on 08/30/2009 12:20:38 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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“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.””

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/News/Louisiana/Politics/General_Russell_Honore_To_Run_Vs_David_Vitter_In_Louisiana_US_Race__9439.asp


22 posted on 08/30/2009 12:57:52 PM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
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To: Califreak

As of this writing, Honore’ is neither a resident of nor a registered voter of Louisiana, either R or D. If/when he registers here, we shall see what will be his party affiliation. If he chooses R, and decides to run, he will have to run against Vitter in a closed primary.

Vitter is much more popular among the R base here than among the newspaper editorial boards and TV newsrooms in Louisiana. I cite as evidence the media’s attempt earlier this year to float a porn star as a legitimate political candidate against Vitter. Fortunately for us Louisiana Conservatives, the newspapers and TV stations are losing their political influence by the day.


23 posted on 08/30/2009 1:10:53 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

>As of this writing, Honore’ is neither a resident of nor a registered voter of Louisiana, either R or D. If/when he registers here, we shall see what will be his party affiliation. If he chooses R, and decides to run, he will have to run against Vitter in a closed primary.<

Wasn’t aware of that. Thanks. I’m all for it if he’s a conservative. If he’s just another Colin Powell, forget it.


24 posted on 08/30/2009 1:18:37 PM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
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To: Jedidah
I’m not understanding what’s wrong with any politician speaking to an NAACP convention.

The NAACP is a partisan, dishonest, anti-American, anti-white, pro-collectivist organization. I would no more speak to them than I would to the New Black Panther Party or the CPUSA.

25 posted on 08/30/2009 2:10:42 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: abb

I hope the general tells them to get a job and get off welfare. It has decimated the CP...(their words, not mine.)


26 posted on 08/30/2009 6:02:18 PM PDT by jch10
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I hope the general tells them to get a job and get off welfare. It has decimated the CP...(their words, not mine.)

Not likely to happen. He never would have been invited to speak if there was a possibility he would say such a thing.

27 posted on 08/30/2009 6:10:08 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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