A big part of the Steve Scalise/David Duke story that isn't being emphasized right now is the "pay-to-play" nature of state politics. In this case, it's specifically about the people you have to pay tribute to in order to play in Jefferson Parish and in the First Congressional District but it happens all over the place. I've got a ton of fun links from the past few days I hope I have time to put together into something coherent later on.
But that's not what this post is for. Instead, it's to point you at Dambala who has been trying to show you how pay-to-play works with regard to the BP claims process for a few years now. It helps when they just write out what they're up to.