An Open Letter To Robert Mann
I hope you don’t mind if I call you Bob, we’ve never met but we’ve interacted on the Tweeter Tube. I respect your unparalleled knowledge, expertise and experience in Louisiana politics. Very few people have worked both ends of the street as a participant and observer as well as you have. Your book about Russell Long is a classic.
Now that I’ve shamelessly flattered you, I have some unsolicited advice. You wrote 3 good pieces and a boatload of tweets about the elderly comeback kid, Edwin Edwards last week. I don’t agree with everything you wrote, but there’s one thing I’m in accord with: in this era of tribal politics he doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning a general election. Here’s the unsolicited advice, it’s time to back off and find another target. Edwin is an attention whore and you’re setting yourself up to be his foil in the media. The more you bash him, the more he likes it; especially since you write for the Vestigial-Picayune. Edwin always did enjoy baiting the Picayune and you’ll be his latest target.
I have mixed feelings about EWE’s return as I wrote in a post at First Draft, Let The Freak Show Begin. I think that you should treat Edwin like a political cockroach and, as we all know, they thrive in the light and scurry about aimlessly in the dark. Let him crawl around in the dark until he does something newsworthy. He wants the attention, so don’t give it to him.
Keep up the good work and get back to bashing the nutbars at the lege, Bitter Vitter, Boring Bill Cassidy, and our absentee Governor, PBJ.