A professorial look at the closing days of the Special Session & the Republican Primary


Red Bayou LogoAssociate Professor of Political Science at LSUS, Advocate Columnist, and Blogger Jeff Sadow joins Scott McKay and Brian Haldane this week to talk about the final days of the Special Legislative Session. Jeff addresses what tax increases we’re seeing and where they are in the process. He also takes note of the almost complete lack of any reform when it comes to cuts.

The guys also cover Presidential politics, talking about last weekend’s Louisiana Primary and what it means for the rest of the nomination season. Jeff gives his evaluation of the top three republicans, noting Trump’s populism being his main draw in Louisiana. In fact, he said considering how Louisiana is typically drawn to the over-the-top personality in any race, he was surprised Trump didn’t win the state by more than he did. Jeff compares Cruz’s situation in this race to Ronald Reagan’s in 1980, and he basically says it’s Florida or bust for Rubio. Scott, Brian, and Jeff cover strategy moving forward and the possibility of a unity ticket.
Also worth noting, the guys go the entire show without talking about a candidate eating a booger, or the size of anyone’s junk!

About author

Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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