Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Insurance summit

The Times Pic reports embattled Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Robert Wooley is holding an "insurance summit" in Atlanta today to discuss response to Katrina. Here's where Louisiana's not-so-good reputation will come back to haunt: Recall the fate of the state's last few insurance commissioners. Recall,too, the recent public outcry when it was discovered Wooley had spent tens of thousands of state tax dollars for a souped up luxury truck. Louisiana's poor national reputation (already bad enough prior to the Katrina fiasco) will hover like an uninvited guest at Wooley's summit and everywhere else Louisiana goes seeking help for a long time to come.