The Sons of Confederate Veterans present the 2009 S. D. Lee Institute Louisiana

Stephen Dill Lee InstituteStephen Dill Lee Institute2009 Stephen Dill Lee Institute
Jefferson Davis vs. Abraham Lincoln
February 6 & 7 Ė Charleston, S.C.

Friday Evening

Edwin C. Bearss - A Conversation with Ed Bearss: The Assassination of Jefferson DavisóThe Dahlgren Raid


Thomas DiLorenzo: Host and Moderator
Clyde Wilson - A Sacrifice for His People: Jefferson Davisís Persecution and Imprisonment
Brian Cisco - Davis, Lincoln and the Rules of War

Marshall DeRosa -
The Confederate Experience in Constitutional Government
Kent Masterson Brown -
Jefferson Davis, Constitutionalist
Donald Livingston -
Davis, Lincoln and Liberty
Samuel C. Smith -
Davis, Lincoln and Christian Faith

The Stephen Dill Lee Institute will be held at the Hotel Francis Marion. Hotel reservations at a discounted rate can be made by calling the historic Hotel Francis Marion at 1-877-756-2121 or 1-843-722-0602 or by visiting their website.


$150 per person. $125 for SCV members and spouses (available for a limited time)
Includes breakfast, lunch and Saturday banquet

Register by calling The Sons of Confederate Veterans at 1-800-MY DIXIE (1-800-693-4943). For further information contact Brag Bowling at 804-389-3620


Louisiana Election for Governor

With statewide elections less than one year away, there are many unanswered questions. Of course the Governorís race will be the premier attraction, but there may not be much of a contest. Governor Bobby Jindal has repeatedly said his main focus is running for re-election next year. In the next reporting period, he will probably announce a campaign war chest of at least $10 million. With such a massive financial advantage, Jindal will be a huge favorite and may escape serious competition. The Louisiana Democratic Party is in disarray. Louisiana Governor CandidatesFor a list of Louisiana Republican and Democrat candidates click here.

The most attractive possibility is newcomer Caroline Fayard, who just lost the Lt. Governorís race. Even with significant family resources, Fayard will not have a campaign account to match Jindal. She is more likely to run for a lesser statewide office in an attempt to build her political resume. Other Democrats being mentioned include former Governor Kathleen Blanco, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell and Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard.

Another possibility is a contender from the political right. Many conservatives have become disillusioned with Jindalís tenure as Governor. His record in Baton Rouge is not as reform oriented as many expected when he was elected. The state bureaucracy is still in place and no major reforms have been enacted to deal with the crisis in healthcare and higher education. His signature reform legislation, the ethics bill, was not as comprehensive as many wanted, leaving major omissions in reporting requirements for the executive branch of government.
Louisiana Candidates Election 2011 The other interesting race to watch will be Lt. Governor. Jay Dardenne will be in office for less than one year before facing another election. While Dardenne defeated Democratic attorney Caroline Fayard in the November runoff, she was the best performing Democratic candidate in this yearís statewide election. Fayard is currently weighing her options and may decide to challenge Dardenne again. Former interim Lt. Governor Scott Angelle, who switched to the Republican Party, is also considering the race. Angelle is currently the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources. He was initially appointed to that position by former Governor Kathleen Blanco and was retained by Governor Bobby Jindal. Louisiana Candidates 2011