Friday, February 29, 2008

He Became Governor To Chew Bubble Gum and Kick Ass, and He's All Out of Bubble Gum

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has had an eventful first six weeks in office:

BATON ROUGE, La. — Downstairs, legislators gnashed their teeth, while upstairs at the Capitol here this week, the new governor claimed victory against the old customs down below.

Six weeks into the term of Gov. Bobby Jindal, an extensive package of ethics bills was approved here this week, signaling a shift in the political culture of a state proud of its brazen style. Mr. Jindal, the earnest son of Indian immigrants, quickly declared open season on the cozy fusion of interests and social habits that have prevailed among lobbyists, state legislators and state agencies here for decades. Mostly, he got what he wanted.

More here.

On the downside, If Jindal succeeds in cleaning up Louisiana, West Virginia may well be next in line for the title of Most Corruption-Ridden State.

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