[StBernard] Important message from Senator Vitter

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Mon Feb 5 23:29:58 EST 2007

Dear Friend,

Wendy and I hope this email finds you and your family well.

Now that Bobby Jindal has made it clear that he will run for Governor later
this year, Wendy and I wanted to let you know how supportive we are of him
in this vital endeavor.

All of us face extraordinary challenges in Louisiana. This is particularly
true because of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. At the same time, we face
extraordinary opportunities - to bring needed reform and positive change to
our state. Legislative term limits, which take effect this year, make that
more possible than ever before. Both these challenges and these
opportunities demand that we have strong, visionary leadership in the
Governor's Office.

We have anything but that now. While we need determined action to cut
through bureaucracy and spur recovery, we get the Road Home program. While
we need a new health care model that gives all of our citizens real choice
and quality, we get plans to largely rebuild our flawed system of the past.
While we need allies from both political parties in Washington, we get
political attacks and whining that turns off many of these potential allies.
In short, while we need leadership and solutions, we get finger-pointing and

Bobby's election would wipe that slate clean. He would provide the positive
leadership - for reform and change - that we need.

And Bobby is uniquely positioned to win this election. He's shown
extraordinary strength in all recent polls of the governor's race with no
close second among anyone who has expressed any possible interest in running
(including the sitting governor).

Of course, that doesn't mean that Bobby doesn't need our immediate help. By
uniting early and supporting Bobby, we can provide his campaign with the
momentum he needs to win.

Almost every election, someone argues that it's the most important election
of our lifetime. But isn't that true this time, in terms of our future in
Louisiana? We're at a crossroads following the hurricanes. Do we stay on
the path we've been on, or do we demand better? And if we don't demand
bold, positive change now, when will we ever?

Please join Wendy and me in committing all of our help and support to Bobby


David Vitter

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