When Real People Run For Office

Tre Bargas drums

Stumbled across this Facebook video of Gordon “Tre” Bargas wailing on the drums Tuesday Night. How cool is that? Dude just made the run-off for Constable and he celebrates by crushing some CCR.

I can’t tell you how much I wish people running for office on all levels would just be real people. We force them into these personas of phony, saccharin, starched, robots that never allow for the humanity and personality of the person to ring true. Then we vilify them when the flaws of their humanity show up. Sure, we get staged photo ops of politicians hunting, or playing catch, or whatever, but it always comes across as disingenuous. This struck me as an honest to God, pure, real moment. I wish we had more of this from those that represent us, because quite frankly, in a representative republic, this is who we are too. (Not to mention… Dude’s got some game)

Tre Bargas

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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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