I am officially declaring the phrase, "politics of the past" dead as a doornail. The politics of the past are no longer a part of our present, so stop using the term...it's gone....it has no future...I'm tired of hearing it....stop it...that means you too, Mrs. Guidry.
I would say that phrase officially died with Jay Batt's political career...write that date on the mausoleum headstone:
Here lies "Politics of the Past" - We saturated the political landscape with your anti-nostalgic notions of corruption, nepotism, and ineptitude. We milked you like a Kleinpeter heifer. We tapped you like a keg of Turbodog at a Jazzfest crawfish boil. We paraded you more than Drew Brees, and like him, you flawlessly performed your duties. Go gently into the night dear adage, but do go.
RIP - birth date unknown - March 6, 2010
Now that doesn't mean we can't zombiefy it one day....