From the serene, well educated, culturally superior Pacific Northwest comes this op-ed written by a person named Froma Harrop.
The title has a nice, warm feeling about it: "Something must be done to help the people of Louisiana". But then the condescending claws come out. Here's an excerpt:
A modest proposal: The federal government should take over Louisiana. Might as well, at this point. (like THAT would help!)....Louisiana has had more than its share of tragedies in recent years, and some, such as Hurricane Katrina, could be deemed acts of nature. But whatever the cause, every calamity that befalls Louisiana is made worse by its corrupt civic culture.
Granted, there are some truths in the article, but the downright meanness is what got me.
Here's a link to the entire thing. Read it and see what you think.
Oh, and she "apologizes" for this article on her blog here. Too late for me.