James Lavigne, the former mayor of Pearl River, Louisiana, ended 2014 with a bang.
According to the New Orleans Advocate, Lavigne had a rough year that included an indictment, questions about his spending, and losing an election after six terms in office.
farewell speech on New Year's Eve was no less eventful.
The newspaper reported the mayor called for an "emergency" meeting of the local Board of Aldermen on Wednesday to give his final address.
was surprised when reporters began showing up and started "demanding" to know how they found out about the meeting.
"Facebook can kiss my ass, and you too and Channel 4 news," Lavigne
After encouraging Facebook
and the local media to embrace his
reportedly got into his
car and drove away.
A member of the Board of Aldermen
then read his
speech, which the Advocate said was "five pages of single-spaced copy" and included his
explanation for his