Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Self-sabotaging behavior

My column this week discusses last week's absurd bond commission vote and that vote's negative impact on Louisiana's reputation. The column begins:

Louisiana's leadership is disappointed to discover the state still has a lingering reputation for improper spending of public monies. That reputation belongs to the past, leaders insist, because it's a new day in Louisiana.
The column concludes:
When the lieutenant governor addressed Congress last week, he accused politicians and the media of "basically 'kicking our state while it is down.'" But after last week's bond commission vote, it looks like Louisiana's doing plenty to damage its reputation without any outside help.