I have a lot of pent up emotions about MeeMaw. Ambivalence would be an easy but inaccurate description to define my feelings towards Blanco's efforts as the gret stet's leader for the past 3 years. I have not forgotten that she held the first statewide symposium on poverty....I believe her intentions were noble.
Katrina was the perfect storm....physically and politically. I think Blanco bared the brunt of the blow. She wasn't prepared to handle the political surge Katrina wrought, but in more tranquil times I think she would have proven a great asset to Louisiana's history. As it stands I think she held her own in the face of overwhelming odds. Her fault lies in her passiveness...and that's something I can't really take to task. I'll leave that to this asswipe.
Her redemption lies in her decision to bow out of the next gubernatorial race. She has effectively exonorated herself from partisan influence for the remainder of her term....this will allow her a unique opportunity to actually effect change in our state.
Sharon brings us news from the deep bayou that Blanco isn't sitting around pondering her fate.