Nungesser still upset with BP oil spill handling

POSTED: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:45am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:24pm

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser is still not happy with recovery efforts after last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Today, Nungesser spoke at a meeting for the Lafayette Economic Development group.

You'll recall Nunguesser has announced his bid to run for lieutenant governor.

Nunguesser tells us right now, our state gets an "F" when it comes to the way the BP oil spill was handled.

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You seem personally invested "PlaquminesCitizen." Could you actually be a member of the Dardenne campaign? A bit early for mudslinging don't you think? :) Nungesser's time in office may not have received top marks from the other politicians, but maybe that's because he doesn't always like to play by the rules which keep money from the hands that truly need it (fishers, small business, etc.) and isn't afraid to take a stand for what he believes in. Blusterer? Certainly. Crook? Think not. Where is your corroboration of his making any personal gains from the BP contracts? If he was rolling in the dough don't you think he'd just foot his own campaign bill rather than taking out a PERSONAL LOAN (to the tune of $500,000 mind you) to invest in his future? He's put all his cards on the table and thrown all his chips into this election. Sounds like a small business man to me. Take everything you have and go for it. Sink or swim. Is Dardenne doing that? :)

Well guess what - the CITIZENS of Plaquemines Parish are still upset with Billy Nungesser. Nungesser who enriched himself and his friends with fat BP contracts. Nungesser who personally made money off of BP contracts on his personal and privately owned marina. Nungesser who made sure his friends and benefactors received clean-up contracts before commercial fishermen.

Nungesser also has a lot of nerve grading anyone. Since Nungesser has been the President of Plaquemines Parish, his administration has received "D" grades from the Legislative Auditor. D grades are the worst grades or ratings you can receive from the Legislative Auditor. D grades according to the Legislature Auditor's website mean that the audit "includes comments on abuse and fraud" - its no wonder Nungesser and his administration are under Federal Investigation and have returned documents in response to a Federal Grand Jury subpoena from the day he took office to the present. The documents include FEMA contracts, professional services contracts and Oil Spill docs.

Yeah Louisiana, this is really what we need right now as Lt. Gov and possibly Gov of this State.

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