September 26, 2005
LSU POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR JEFF SADOW is deeply critical of the Louisiana politicos’ demand for money:
Making matters worse is the pork-laden nature of the request. . . .
And who would control the disbursement of this money? It seems the nine-person panel would have a Louisiana majority.
So, let’s get this straight. Louisiana, from some of her federal officials through some state officials all they way down to city and other local governments, countenanced negligence from benign to irresponsible in ensuring proper flood protection and in dealing with hurricanes. And now these same people have formulated a plan wanting the country to pay an incredible sum of money to the state controlled by people from the state to deal with the aftereffects and, apparently, Louisiana’s past inability to utilize our resources efficiently in other areas?
The rest of the country is going to look at this and think we’re still stuck on stupid.
Only some of you, Jeff.