Another hat tip to John Burgess...
Adrienne McPhail lived and worked in New Orleans on her way to becoming an international journalist. She has as good a take on the place as anyone. This is worth reading. It includes one of those delicious quotes from a Louisiana politician, this time former governor Earl Long, brother to the legendary Huey Long.
Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you can talk. Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile. Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.
Her take on what happens next in Louisiana is summed up at the end.
The only hope for both the state of Louisiana and what’s left of the city of New Orleans is that along with all the garbage and debris, they clean up their political system, as well.