[StBernard] A personal note from Bobby
westley at da-parish.com
Wed Mar 21 21:36:49 EDT 2007
March 21, 2007
Many of you called and emailed last night to find out my thoughts on the
decision by the Governor not to seek re-election. First of all, I want to
start by saying that I wish our Governor and her family well. I realize this
was a difficult decision for her, and I wish her the best.
Let me also say that I am very hopeful that everyone in our state will work
together over the coming months to move our state forward. That is more
important than partisan politics; the future of Louisiana is at stake.
These are difficult times for our state, and yet, I am very optimistic and
even excited about the future of our state. I believe that we can do great
things. We have been through a lot, but we are a very resilient bunch, and
we can create a bright future for ourselves, our children, and our
The most important thing now is that we move beyond the status quo that has
led our state to where we are now. Louisiana needs a big injection of new
ideas and leadership, and I am ready to provide that leadership.
It is really not enough to say that we can successfully recover from
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Important as that is, it is too small a goal.
We do not want to just get back to where we were; we need to go much
You will hear a lot of political rumors about potential candidates over the
next few weeks. I have been and I will continue to be very straightforward
and honest with the people of Louisiana; I am running and I am running to
I cannot do it without your support.
To win this election, we will need 15,000 volunteers. To take back our
state, we will need millions of dollars to fight national liberal
organizations that are dead set on defeating us. To truly make a difference,
we will need you, your family, and your friends to offer your public support
of our campaign.
My campaign will be a very vigorous effort designed to win the support of
every voter in every corner of our state.
Today, I am emailing you to ask for your personal commitment that you will
stand by our campaign as we work to make Louisiana a better place.
I am ready to lead our state forward, and I hope I can count on your
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