If trying to compete with other putative candidates for governor next year, Republican Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser would do well not to publicize half-baked ideas.
GOP Treas. John Schroder already has announced he seeks the state’s top job, and Republican Atty. Gen. Jeff Landry seems poised to do the same. Schroder occasionally in the activities of his office can publicize policy credentials transferable to being governor, such as aligning with similar officers in other states to oppose viewpoint discrimination, and for Landry the far left policies pursued and overreach of government power to pursue these committed by Democrat Pres. Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving, presenting him many chances to take Biden Administration policies the bear directly on governance to court, among the latest being stopping the sidestepping of environmental regulatory law.
It's tough to stand out against all that, especially with a day job of overseeing parks and museums and begging tourists of all types to visit the state. So, Nungesser may have thought himself clever when he attempted to leverage public safety concerns to his limited and largely inconsequential official duties to concoct an issue on which to gain publicity.