I don't know how much ineptness and corruption a state can take, but Louisiana sure took a great deal of it. Between Governor Blanco and Mayor "Chocolate City" Nagin, New Orleans was a perfect example of idiots in over their head, quick to criticize the characteristically slow feds for their own incompetence. But things change:
...in a state that has long been stereotyped as corrupt and supportive of the good 'ole boy system, Jindal's victory is a sign that maybe, if the state is ever going to be turned around, now is the time to do it. He has vowed to call a special session of the legislature shortly after his inauguration to "pass ethics reforms with real teeth" and has promised to institute a variety of 10- to 31-point plans that reflect his policy wonkiness. As he put it on Saturday: "The rest of the country, keep your eyes on Louisiana."