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Clancy DuBos

Clancy DuBos is the political editor/columnist for Gambit weekly newspaper in New Orleans. He also is the on-air political commentator for WWL-TV (CBS) in New Orleans and a licensed attorney in Louisiana. As a journalist, Clancy has earned awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Louisiana Press Association, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the Associated Press Association of Louisiana and Mississippi. He has appeared as an expert on Louisiana politics on numerous network radio and television talk shows, including Washington Week in Review,” NPR, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, and many appearances on local radio talk shows.

A native of New Orleans, Clancy is a 1972 graduate of Holy Cross High School, the University of New Orleans (B.A. History, 1976) and Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 1993). He and his wife Margo have two sons, Brandin and Will. In his spare time, Clancy is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Montana.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My family, which is too large to list here, but it includes my wife, 2 sons, both my parents, 8 siblings and about 300 couzans. And a dog.
  2. My faith. I once heard JFK Jr. describe himself as “a struggling Catholic,” and it reminded me that real faith is not supposed to be easy.
  3. My friends. From my poker buddies to my hunting and fishing pals to my colleagues, I’ve been blessed with better (and more) friends than I deserve.
  4. Good red wine. Life’s too short to drink shitty wine, and white wine is for girls.
  5. Chocolate. I just learned that dark chocolate is good for you. Works for me.
  6. Louisiana marshes. There’s no better place to fish or duck hunt. Or tell lies.
  7. Montana. My sanity break. There, everything makes sense.
  8. Deer hunting. Especially bow hunting.
  9. Fly fishing. Because fresh water trout only live where it’s beautiful. (viz, Montana)
  10. New Orleans food, music, architecture, art, theater, politics . . . life. As James Carville put it, in New Orleans our way of life is our quality of life. Or, as I like to say, you gotta blossom where you’re planted.