Emmons asks Landrieu to speak about healthcare
RAYNE – Anthony Emmons, a critic of President Barack Obama’s government health care plan, has announced he has asked Sen Mary Landrieu to speak on the health plan in Rayne before Congress returns to Washington, D.C. following the August recess.
In an email to Celeste Fontenelle, a member of the senator’s staff, Emmons said, “We would like to invite to Senator Mary Landrieu to speak at the Rayne Civic Center during the August Recess on the proposed government health care program and its effect on the citizens of Louisiana. I have already reserved a portion of the Civic Center with Mayor Petitjean for the event.
“We would like to host Senator Landrieu at her convenience any time during the weeks of August 11 and/or August 18th. The noon hour would be great and I would get some people to provide a meal for those in attendance.
“We will arrange with Chief Carroll Stelly to provide a lot of officers to prevent hostile and disrespectful people from making a scene. Acadia Parish is known for its south Louisiana graciousness and we will not allow our reputation to be damaged.
“Please let me know in order that we may schedule the local newspapers, radio stations and TV stations to possibly attend.”