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  "You don't get any argument from anybody down here that [Gov. Bobby] Jindal's running for president — it's just an accepted fact, like the sun rising in the east. There's an overriding sense among insiders here ... that most of the higher-profile initiatives that he's embarking on here are all with the national audience in mind." — Bob Mann, a Louisiana State University professor, political aide for former Govs. Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco and frequent Jindal critic, quoted in a Feb. 17 Politico story titled "Bobby Jindal is Governing Like It's 2016."

  "I love to see a good indictment." — City Hall gadfly Sandra "18-Wheeler" Hester, minutes before former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was set to be arraigned on a 21-count corruption indictment in U.S. District Court Feb. 20. Nagin pleaded not guilty to all counts and was released on a $100,000 bond. The trial is scheduled to begin April 29.

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