Translation: Everybody now knows Louisiana politics are crooked, and New Orleans' are the crookedest of all, so now we have to pretend that we've changed so that they'll give us BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to steal, mismanage, and just plain run off with. Oh, and "Chocolate City" Nagin wants his share, too.
First of all thats incorrect. The reason I am so vehment on this issue is its a mjor simplication of the facts on the ground. Over the last 30 years we have slowly taken this State back from corrupt forces. In 1972 you could have the State Republican convention in a phone booth. We have elected good Republican Congressman to almost all the seats. We have continued to elect reformers to the legislature. We just had a Republican governor that had no record of corruption that was Gov for 8 years before Blanco. In fact out of the Dems running Blanco was not of the old school either. NOLA has always been a problem but that was showing some promising signs. I guess just realize alot of us down here have worked hard to change the systems down here with results