Thankfully, people do not take stock in what a low traffic blogger has to say about politics. Your bias against Representative Smith discredits you as a viable source of anything other then ignorant opinions.
I have to say, we at SIGIS enjoyed the give and take on that one! (It got worse from there.) Heh!
Mr. Peacock won that race and this week he showed his constituents why we voted for him. He was the lone vote against John Alario for Senate president.
John Alario has served as an elected politician for 41 years now; thirty-seven of those years he served as a Democrat until he decided it would be politically expedient to switch to Republican. I wrote about Governor Jindal's outrageous support of Alario in late October.
John Alario was quite open at the time of his party switch about the fact that the switch was motivated by political expediency.
From my American Thinker article in November:
Alario was elected to the House in 1972, was term-limited in 2007, and decided to run for the Senate. His primary goal was to serve as Senate president. As Alario said:
"Whether I'm a Democrat or Republican or the Whig party, I'd like to be president of the Senate," Alario said. Switching parties "certainly plays into the politics of the situation ... it doesn't hurt to be in that party."
If this happens, Alario will become the second politician in Louisiana history to be president of both chambers, but to attain that objective, he needed to change parties, after 37 years, from Democrat to Republican.
The lone vote against Alario was cast by Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Shreveport. He said after the housekeeping legislative session at the inauguration that he promised his conservative district during the campaign that he would vote against Alario. "It was a campaign issue in District 37," Peacock said.