Just to be clear, I’m not agreeing that Barbour IS “Boss Hogg”, only that the NYSlimes writer has set up a template painting Barbour AS “Boss Hogg”.
And I think the original FReeper you replied to (too lazy to look back) is probably roughly in the same boat.
Gotta say, that regardless of how good a governor Barbour has been we in Alabama still say "Thank God for Mississippi" :)
I have no problem with Barbour’s executive skills or judgement. In fact, the last time the GOP was relevant and successful, Barbour was Chairman of the GOP.