So far its resistance to the rule of law has only brought lawsuits against the parish government, but if St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro isn’t careful, he’s liable to get sued personally.
Not by anybody trying to increase the stock of affordable housing in the parish but by the estate of George Wallace — for identity theft. If not for that, then for copyright infringement.
After Taffaro’s recent manifesto about the tyranny of the federal government and the need for the local government to fight back, surely the bones of the former Alabama governor rattled a bit.
And surely those of us who know the history of this country and this region shuddered in disgust when Taffaro chose to respond to a federal judge’s finding of willful discrimination by suggesting that the federal government is a tyrant and that outside agitators are behind it all.
In a statement to the Parish Council last week, Taffaro said, “Our stand has been challenged, mostly by outside interests. Our stand has been ridiculed, mostly by liberal media. And our stand has been eroded entirely by federal pressure.”
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