Facing reality, Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana decided to announce this evening that she will not be seeking re-election in 2007. Hopefully, without political concerns to distract her from the legislature, she can take that ol' meat axe to whatever red tape is holding up the recovery from Baton Rouge. Here's hoping she spends the next nine months swinging.
As a betting man, I'd put my money on Bobby Jindal to win the contest, and put the final brick in the Republican wall the Deep South has become. But I know nothing of Louisiana politics - this being the one place every one of my predictions turns out wrong every time I make them.