It’s not easy being a party switcher.
On Aug. 7, just 20 minutes before Louisiana’s filing deadline for the general election, he left the Democratic Party and became a Republican.
|Rodney drops us off at the door of the Monocle and says he’ll join us once he has found parking. We are seated at a banquette near the back of the cozy dining room. Nancy, blond and blue-eyed, and Rodney will sit next to each other booth side, and face out into a dining room full of political types in suits and ties and dresses.|
A waiter with a thick French accent takes our drink orders. “Unsweetened tea, two,” Nancy says, ordering for her husband, as we peruse the menu.
Soon, Rodney slips in beside her. The waiter returns and recites the specials, one of which is split-pea soup followed by a main course of halibut in white-wine shallot cream sauce accompanied by a vegetable medley of green beans and carrots. Rodney orders that without opening his menu.