David Dugas, U. S. Attorney, said there is no federal crime to investigate in the case surrounding an anonymous flyer accusing Mayor-President Kip Holden of an affair.  The Attorney General’s office has also withdrawn their investigation.

There is another investigation taking place. 

WBRZ filed a Freedom of Information Act request as well as several Metro Council Members to investigate the Mayor’s use of Baton Rouge City Police as his personal security detail.  The initial result indicates weeks with excessive overtime until 1:00 to 2:00 a.m.  The explanation for these times are listed as  ‘Mayor Function’.  What kind of governmental events go on in Baton Rouge until 2:00 a.m.? 

While some council members are asking whether the overtime should be paid by taxpayers, Holden’s attorney says the time sheets are irrelevant.  Irrelevant to whom?

More questions are being raised as to the amount of overtime for these late night events.  In one case, WBRZ showed a time sheet on the 10:00 p.m. news that had 31 hours of overtime.  

One must ask again why on earth would the Mayor consistently speak about charges and rumors if they had no validity?  What political consultants are giving him this advice?  Just a couple months ago Mayor Holden discussed rumors of his marital indiscretions with white women with the Baton Rouge Business Report.

The Mayor has created his own fiasco.  Holden brought up the alleged affair.  Holden overreacted to a flyer.  Holden called for a federal investigation.  Holden made counteraccusations that seem to have no validity.  All of his actions have now launched an investigation into his security’s time sheets, hours of operation and the amount taxpayers are paying for his midnight functions.  The next thing we will hear is that the paparazzi is following Holden around all hours of the night for these ‘mayor functions’. 

Now, Holden says he wants to be about the city’s business, put this behind him and just do his job.  GREAT IDEA!  It’s like a light bulb went off in his head.  BRILLIANT!  Thomas Edison would be so proud.  This is why we elected you Mr. Mayor.  SUPERB!  Maybe your midnight ‘functions’ will end and you will spend more time going about the people’s business who elected you.

Just in time for re-election, I might add.

Until next time,

Red Stick Republican