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  •  Landry is actually a really common Cajun name (2+ / 0-)
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    and it goes back to the beginning.
    http://www.acadian-cajun.com/...

    Boustany (like the Congressman himself) is of Lebanese origin.

    28, Male, MA-07 (hometown MI-06)

    by bumiputera on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:02:37 PM PST

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    •  IIRC there is a St. Landry parish. (3+ / 0-)
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      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:27:44 PM PST

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    •  There are a lot of Lebanese folks (2+ / 0-)
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      that have settled down in Acadia. Former Attorney General Richard Ieyoub was at one time the highest elected Lebanese-American official in the country.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:11:51 PM PST

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      •  I always thought it was funny (5+ / 0-)

        how Louisiana, although it is a deep south state and has a very racist history, has had such ethnic diversity among their elected officials.  Several Jews, including Lt. Gov. Dardenne and way back in the day Sen. Judah Benjamin, the first "openly Jewish" Senator.  Numerous Catholics (although that is thanks in part to LA's large Catholic population) - although Catholic elected officials were reviled by most of America for much of history.  The Lebanese, Ieyoub as you mentioned, as well as Rep. Chris John, and so many French people.  And of course, Gov. Jindal.

        •  and Joachim Fernandez (0+ / 0-)

          First Hispanic outside the Southwest.

          20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
          politicohen.com
          Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
          UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

          by jncca on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:20:37 PM PST

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