Louisiana is over 7% unemployment while the rest of the country is at 5.5% according to the latest survey. (We're bucking the trend!) The coming legislative session promises to be an exercise in desperation as lawmakers consider crippling cuts to the state's universities, hospitals, and public schools.
Bobby Jindal is pretty proud of his work, though. Our state makes a great prop in his pitch to be seen as the most hard-ass conservative in the Republican presidential primary. Thanks for giving him two terms to use us this way, guys.