Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Mitch Landrieu is right

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, testifying before Congress yesterday about their request for tens of billions in immediate and long term Federal aid, bristled at references to the state government’s unsavory reputation:
"Louisiana does not have a corner on the market in terms of public corruption," said [Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu], adding that over the past decade, top officials in half a dozen states have been forced to resign.
Mitch Landrieu is right. Louisiana has not cornered the market for public corruption. However, it would be fair to describe the state as a “market leader”.

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