September 13, 2005

SHOULD HAVE VOTED REPUBLICAN WHEN THEY HAD THE CHANCE:

Lack of Clout in Congress May Hurt Louisiana's Recovery (DAVID E. ROSENBAUM, 9/13/05, NY Times)

Not long ago, Louisiana had one of the most influential Congressional delegations in the Capitol.

In the last decade, Louisiana has provided the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; the chairman of the House energy committee; the senior Democrat on the Senate energy committee and the water development subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and the Democratic chief deputy whip in the Senate.

But these powerful senators and representatives, who could be counted on to pull strings and twist arms, have recently retired from Congress, and the Louisiana delegation today, in the face of perhaps the state's worst calamity, has no one in a position of authority.


Never a good idea to trail the parade.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2005 6:13 AM
Comments

The ancient ones built a wonderful plantation, but their heirs are dissipated and they chose the wrong spot to build in the first place.

Posted by: Luciferous at September 13, 2005 11:37 AM

Let's not forget that the Speaker of the Hourse would most likely be from Louisiana today if it weren't for Larry Flynt getting some payback on Bubba's behalf.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 13, 2005 12:20 PM

Especially a parade of elephants. Sooner or later you step into something you wished to avoid.

Posted by: Patrick H at September 13, 2005 1:04 PM

I thought the left was recently claiming that there's no benefit to a republican in Congress, like with Thune and Daschel.

Posted by: RC at September 13, 2005 7:49 PM
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