"We ought to bring in the legislature from another state--maybe Wisconsin or Minnesota--to handle our money," political consultant James Carville once suggested about his home state of Louisiana. "In return, we'll handle the cooking and entertainment for them." Some ideas make too much sense to be tried. Knowing that good-government types won't be imported to run the Pelican State, which Louisiana politicians should get their hands on the $62 billion in federal aid?
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