It just dawned on me that, for all of its backasswardsness, Louisiana gave the nation its first Indian-American governor and its first Vietnamese-American congressperson. I’m sure most of you got this when the election results were announced, but hey, I’m still coming off the NyQuil.
Score one and two for diversity! The Multi-Cultural Party In My Head dissipates, however, on remembering they’re both conservative Republicans (and endorsed by the Family Research Council – eew eew eew). But, given the 2004-2008 voting shift map below, you may have to be Red when Running For Office In Louisiana While Not White Or Black. Or even a Martian with four compound eyes and a dozen tentacles could stand for election and win as long as it pleases the neo-con Republican base and has the likes of Meemaw Blanco and Dollar Bill Jefferson as competition. What do you think?