Category Archives: Weidie Report

Wikipedia Story on McDaniel Not Reported in Mississippi

There were several legitimate campaign-related stories that never were printed or broadcast by the state’s mainstream newspapers and TV. I asked a friend why a particular story was not reported anywhere in the state. His response, “Well, we don’t have press in Mississippi.” One example: Keith Plunkett, Chris McDaniel’s policy director, was caught making extensive edits […]

Political Quick Takes – July 1

Poor campaign decision from the start For his campaign leadership, Sen. Cochran had Kirk Sims and Josh Gregory fostered on him by Sen. Roger Wicker and Gov. Bryant. Sims was Bryant’s chief of staff before he was named campaign manager. No small factor is that Sims is Wicker’s son-in-law. Gregory has always been the man […]

It’s Still U La La & R.I.P. Tony Gwynn

The state university in Lafayette, LA was known years ago as the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL).  It then became known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in 1999, or in popular use, “U La La.” In 1984, USL alumni and supporters wanted to shed being a directional school and changed the name […]