By Robert Mann
In the fall of 1992, Rolfe McCollister, publisher of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, was a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. At the time, the state was enduring a budget crisis. Higher education was on the cutting block. And McCollister was furious.
So furious, he called for the arrest of the governor.
The governor at the time? Democrat Edwin Edwards.
Fast-forward 22 years. McCollister is again serving on the LSU Board of Supervisors. The state is again in the midst of a budget crisis. Higher education is again on the cutting block.
And McCollister’s attitude? He’s sanguine, not angry. Actually, he seems angry at those who are criticizing the governor.
This time, of course, the governor is his good friend and political ally, Republican Bobby Jindal.
In the Oct. 20-Nov. 2, 1992, edition of the Business Report, McCollister published a lengthy column entitled, “Governor…
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