From Tyler Bridges’ new story in The Lens:
One October evening at the Chimes restaurant in Baton Rouge, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco leaned across the table to Robert Mann.
“You do have tenure, don’t you?”
Mann, a communications professor at Louisiana State University, gets that ominous question just about every day. Mann does indeed have tenure, meaning LSU officials cannot terminate him without just cause.
Blanco and others who ask, Mann said, “assume that if I didn’t, Jindal would find a way to get rid of me.”
Over the past year, Gov. Bobby Jindal has gained a reputation in Baton Rouge for punishing state employees and state legislators who get in his way or might sully his image, as he spends more and more time trying to burnish his national reputation.
- LSU’s fate? University of VA gets “warning” from accrediting body over failed firing of president (bobmannblog.com)
- And now it begins: Jindal for President, 2016 (bobmannblog.com)
- Could LSU’s accreditation be at risk? Look to Auburn (bobmannblog.com)
- Bobby Jindal, the USS GOP and the Iceberg (bobmannblog.com)
- Residents of Bayou Corne ask, “Where are you, Bobby Jindal?” (bobmannblog.com)