Another thing I like about Louisiana politics…

… is that our pols have great, and occasionally bizarre, names. My current personal favorite is the name of a woman wholost a race for Mayor of Mandeville by a mere four votes the other day: Trilby Lenfant. Hand to God, I am not making this up.

I call her Live Shot because she’s always ready to spout off for the teevee cameras but I should stick to the glories of her own moniker. That reminds me that there’s a perennial local candidate whose name is Monica Monica. Quite a moniker, no?

Now where was I? Oh yeah, repeat after me: Trilby Lenfant. I’m not sure how Svengali fits into this but I when I figure it out I’ll let you know…


6 thoughts on “Another thing I like about Louisiana politics…

  1. UncommonSense says:

    When I worked at a news/talk station in one Acadiana city, I made the mistake of referring in a newscast to then-State Rep. Raymond LaLonde as “State Rep. Raymond LaLonde.” The news director called me aside after the newscast to inform me that the lawmaker’s nickname was “La La,” and that I should never fail to refer to him that way on the air. As in “State Rep. La La LaLonde.” If I persisted in referring to him on the air as “Raymond,” I was told, no one would know who I was talking about.
    That was almost 20 years ago, and I still chuckle about it.

  2. Adrastos says:

    Another one of my favorites. Interestingly enough he was a pretty able populist legislator as well as having an awesome nickname.

  3. pansypoo says:

    we are far to boring in wisconsin.

  4. UncommonSense says:

    You mention of Monica Monica reminds of a Crowley businessman whose son, Chris John, grew up to become a state lawmaker and a U.S. Congressman. Daddy’s name was John. Yes, John John.

  5. Ray Ward says:

    “Quite a moniker, no?” Damn, that’s good! (And I write for a living, so I should know.)

  6. Adrastos says:

    Why thanks, Ray. I was quite proud of that line myself.

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