We have a federal system in this country, so Louisianans are welcome, I guess, to run their state any way they please. However, in light of recent events, I propose that the US Government stop sending any of our federal tax money to the state. Maybe we could send the money instead to a country with a better government that is more likely not to use it corruptly, like maybe Haiti.
All of this is in light of recent events. I guess most will consider the 1991 gubernatorial election between a convicted felon and a Klansman old history (the felon won). More recently I think anyone who isn't just looking to blame every problem in the world on GWB would come to the conclusion that local Louisiana government had more to do with the worst aspects of Katrina (both before, in the corrupt levee districts and after, in the pathetic disaster response) than any other public entity. The final straw comes today as the Congressman who was found with $90,000 in bribe money in Tupperware in his freezer (and god knows whatever he carried off with the aid of the National Guard during Katrina) was apparently reelected.
Maybe we can find a better investment than sending our money to Louisiana. Anyone have any Enron stock for sale?