Skip to comments.General noted for Katrina (Russ Honore)work to be speaker here (NAACP Banquet)
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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Katrina general plans to move back to Louisiana
Is that Russel ‘Don’t get stuck on stupid’ Honore ?
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.
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.
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”.
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....
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.
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.
I don't see him moving to New Orleans, maybe Melancon’s district. Here is excerpt of his speech to coca cola.
Several threads here last night saying Honore was planning to challenge Vitter for the Senate seat and that, if he does, he wins.
First, we will have to establish whether or not he’s a D or an R.
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.
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.
If he’s a D, it would be nice if he could knock out Landrieu.
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.
Why pay these ingrates any attention?
More on the Shreveport NAACP convention.
NAACP to celebrate 100 years
“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.””
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.
>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.
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.
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.