Could the LSU Board of Supervisors get any older, whiter?

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By Robert Mann

It’s not enough that Gov. Bobby Jindal has stuffed his LSU Board of Supervisors with white males (there is only one woman and one African-American and they are the same person); he’s now appointed a white male who doesn’t even reside in Louisiana.

It’s well known that former U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery, once of Shreveport, gave Jindal his start in politics by making him an intern in his Washington, D.C., office. Jindal obviously wants to return the favor by giving McCrery — now a well-paid Washington lobbyist — a plum appointment.

He did so on Thursday, by putting McCrery on the LSU Board.

The only problem is that the LSU Board is chock full of old, white guys. The state’s flagship university badly needs some diversity.

Doesn’t Jindal know any black Washington, D.C., lobbyists?

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6 Responses to Could the LSU Board of Supervisors get any older, whiter?

  1. tls0 says:

    …who are also women and republican?


  2. Is LSU a priority for Jindal


  3. Smokey says:

    How about a Hindu?


  4. earthmother says:

    Not that legal niceties mean anything to our Criminal-in Chief, but is there any constitutional residency requirement for Board of
    Supervisor members? Another question: is McCrery no longer a legal Louisiana resident? If in fact he maintains a Louisiana address, is that his legal residence, where he votes, etc.? Is there a residency requirement for supervisors, i.e. do they actually have to live in the district they represent? Where does McCrery sleep? Long commute from Shreveport to DC. Finally, what’s in it for McCrery?

    Will the next appointment to the board be a California resident surnamed Koch?


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