After hearing the incessant baawwwing in the comments on Oyster's posts about Joesph Cao (Link 1)(Link 2). I just have to rant.
Cao's new website is only couple days old. All they have done thus far is replaced the graphics of the old one and revised his biography page. You don't slap together an issue statement in a day proper polling and drafting must be done first. But the little "action agenda" box is a nice start.
* Promote economic development and create better jobs
* Redevelop the Port of New Orleans
About fucking time a candidate mentions this. The clock is ticking big time on Panama Canal's expansion. Nagin and Jindal both need to be power-bombed into a mountain of dog shit for not scrambling on this issue.
* Reduce wasteful spending in Washington
Uh yeah, which party are you a member of again?
* Ensure our children receive an excellent education
No Brainer, but how you propose to do it is another.
* Preserve our wetlands and expand coastal restoration for hurricane protection
Now this is merely the starting point. The hows and the elaboration on the points is greatly needed. If they are not up in a week then I will start to get pissy, but right now it's only been a few days, so there is still a bit of a grace period left. In reality, all campaign promises have to be taken with a grain of salt.
As for being Catholic, The Catholic Church, though dogmatic, ritualistic, and corrupt, is not Fundamentalist. They don't take the bible literally as the word of god, sure they don't favor sex education and contraception, but it's better then idiots who believe the world will end in flames when the anti-Christ descends upon us and that Jesus wanted them to vote for George W Bush.
Either way, fuck party affiliation. I don't care who is in which club. I don't vote based on who lines up perfectly with my personal views either. I vote for who can benefit myself and my community. Jefferson has little to no political clout in Washington, he is a marked man who's about to be taken out. Instead of having him as a negative mark on my state's record and having to spend millions on a new election when he's convicted, I'd rather vote in the the new guy with a PHD and who's lived the American dream.
So what if Cao Catholic and republican? Some of my favorite people are Catholic and/or Republican. That's not the issue we are all human beings with our own unique ideals. I am sick of partisanship. Work together and compromise, stop the fucking bickering.