I’m an LSU faculty member and former press secretary for two U.S. senators (Russell Long and John Breaux) and former communications director for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco. I write about all sorts of topics — national and state politics, but also my family and my faith.
I make mistakes, including occasionally misspelling a word or a name in my effort to make my posts timely. I wish I had a full-time editor to closely read everything before it goes up on the blog, but I don’t.
So, I welcome comments on the substance of the blog, but also editing help from readers and suggestions for topics and interesting links that you think I should include here. Feel free to send me a message by email (rtmannjr AT gmail.com) or post a comment or criticism for all to see. I can take the heat if you want to dish it out (and I’ll usually respond if your comments are remotely civil), but please do your best to keep it clean and not personal. Warning: I block trolls, so don’t bother with that.
Everything on this blog is my opinion alone, unless otherwise noted in an attribution, quote or hyperlink. I don’t write for anyone but myself and my readers.
Thanks for reading!
My blog’s name was inspired by a line in poem by John Haines, “The Last Election.” You can read it at this link.