Around the South for Aug. 19: KY, LA & GA

Kentucky: McConnell predicts Iran deal success. Acknowledging that there would probably not be enough votes in the Senate to override a presidential veto, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) told a Georgetown, KY audience that he nevertheless hoped for a “respectful, uplifting debate” on the nuclear agreement with Iran, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. McConnell has called the deal “flawed.” ……. Louisiana: Landrieu no fan of Jindal. Speaking on Real Clear Politics’ “Changing Lanes,” former US Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) said some of the GOP’s presidential candidates are good leaders, but not her home state’s Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). “I’ve never seen anyone promote himself at the expense of the people that he’s supposed to serve – and it’s shameful – and I am so happy that he is at 1% and I hope he stays there,” reported the New Orleans Advocate ……. Georgia: Readers disagree with Deal on Confederate holidays. Gov. Nathan Deal, with no public fanfare, recently removed the names of “Confederate Memorial Day” and “Robert E. Lee’s Birthday” from the official state holiday list. In response, the Brunswick News polled its online readers. The result, 1% thought it was a good move; nearly 2% hope it is the first of similar actions; 1% believe the holidays, not just their names, should be removed, and a whopping 78% considered the governor’s move “sheer political correctness.” …….