Posted by: cranky | October 21, 2007

Louisiana Voters Buyers’ Remorse

Louisiana voters, apparently disgusted by the dismal performance of Kathleen Blanco as governor, elected Bobby Jindal, Republican, as Governor on Saturday.

“The theme of this election for many voters was buyer’s remorse from 2003,” Louisiana State University political science professor Robert Goidel said last week. “Voters all over the state seemed to be saying we don’t want to make the same mistake this year.”

Not that there would be any errors or bias in the reporting of journalists but…

Jindal, a Bush administration supporter in Congress, was the only Republican running for governor in a state where Democrats make up about half the registered voters and outnumber Republicans two-to-one.

I’m left wondering if Independents make up 25 percent of the voters.  The article goes on to insinuate the Jindal was victorious because Democrat voters were displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 

Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents who historically voted Democratic have been dislocated.  

I suppose that means that any resident of Lousiana who votes Republican or Independent suffered absolutely no damage from the hurricanes and remained right where they were.  The lesson to be learned:  Vote Democrat and invite a natural disaster of epic proportions upon yourself and have the political leadership in place (Blanco, Nagins) to really fuck things up before, during, and after.

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