New Orleans R&B star begins posthumous mayoral bidK-Doe's widow, Antoinette, says that in her opinion, he's the only one qualified.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Ernie K-Doe has some big hurdles to overcome to win his bid for mayor of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans: he lacks the political experience and financial clout of many of his rivals.
He's also been dead for almost five years.
"He gets the job done. The guy has soul," she said as supporters enjoyed live music, beer and heaping helpings of red beans and rice. "And I'm speaking like he's still here because in memories he is still here with us. He gets along with everybody and he makes things happen."Nasically, the campaign is an attempt to raise enough money to rebuild and re-open the Mother-in-Law Lounge, which was apparently gutted in the aftermath of Katrina.
"Ernie K-Doe was an icon, a legend of New Orleans -- national and international," she said. "His music is great and it still lives on.
"And this lounge is a haven for our musicians, man. They can eat, they can put their music together and they can get in touch with each other."
Latter fifties, married, out of work (had knee surgery and haven't gotten back to work); my (step) son-in-law is back from Iraq, but a lot of boys are still over there. Support our troops -- throw the Republicans out!
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