Monday, March 06, 2006


Political fallout from storm deep


At a time when Louisiana could benefit from vigorous leadership in recovering from last year’s hurricanes, four key players in the recovery find themselves in politically weakened positions.

This makes for a very troubling constellation of political paralysis in a season when Louisiana really could use strong allies at all levels of government.

As for Blanco, we would encourage the governor to let her low poll numbers be a source of liberation. If one is hitting the basement in approval ratings, after all, then what is to be lost by vigorously and consistently challenging the old guard and promoting a new Louisiana amidst the rubble?

In politics, when all else fails, one’s last, best hope might be to simply do the right thing.

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