It used to be the home of Cajun potentates, almost another country with its French laws and those rascally lawyers. You wouldn't wish such a devastating hurricane on anyone but the state has come clean.
It does warm my heart. Gov. Bobby Jindal wins reelection. I first heard him talking earnestly on the radio when I was on the road down that way--he was running for office, eventually prevailing.
And they've got a good neighbor in Texas. Read this all: The Storm-Calmer.