Louisiana GOP Chair Villere: “Protesters came after us, but we managed to get away in a cab.”

In an interview this afternoon, Louisiana GOP Chair Roger Villere, Jr. told Lincoln Parish News Online he and several others were pursued by protesters last Friday night after a political fundraiser, but managed to get into a cab and avoid the mob. “We started to leave out the front door after the event, but the protesters had us blocked – there were six of us in our group – so we went out through the kitchen,” Villere said. Once they got outside, the protesters spotted them and began to pursue them, but they managed to get into a cab and avoid confrontation.

Later in the evening Allee Bautsch and Joe Brown were brutally beaten on the sidewalk outside the Louisiana State Supreme Court building, mere steps away from where protests had taken place.

Villere hosted the fund-raising event last Friday night in a French Quarter restaurant that was attended by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Villere opined that what started out as a peaceful protest was infiltrated by “professional agitators” who were in New Orleans to protest the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) that was held last weekend.

In other developments, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released the preliminary report of the crime. Also today, Fox News interviewed Della Burning, mother of victim Allee Bautsch. More updates are also available on The Hayride.

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18 Responses to “Louisiana GOP Chair Villere: “Protesters came after us, but we managed to get away in a cab.””

  1. JohnMartin Says:

    More likely Villadoope was being pursued by PO’ed state employees including university farm workers who had to surrender their 20-year-old hay hauling pick-up to the Governor’s campaign to reduce state vehicles. And now they are in the process of trying to teach a real live mule to pull a home built wagon while hitched in a homemade harness.

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    […] Lincoln Parish News Online: In an interview this afternoon, Louisiana GOP Chair Roger Villere, Jr. told Lincoln Parish News Online he and several others were pursued by protesters last Friday night after a political fundraiser, but managed to get into a cab and avoid the mob. “We started to leave out the front door after the event, but the protesters had us blocked – there were six of us in our group – so we went out through the kitchen,” Villere said. Once they got outside, the protesters spotted them and began to pursue them, but they managed to get into a cab and avoid confrontation. […]

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  6. datruth Says:

    jeez … even your godesss Michelle Malkin says the Bautsch fight was NOT political and you far righties should save your indignities for future run-ins.

    this is what happens when would-be journalists try to spin the truth.

    so: nothin’ to see here … just move on.

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