esquire.com – There is no governor anywhere in America who was handed a tougher job than John Bel Edwards in Louisiana. He was charged with repairing the profound damage left behind by former Governor Bobby Jindal. Louisiana was an economic basket case before Hurricane Katrina made the basket bigger. Desperate to polish his presidential bona fides for the benefit of his party’s lunatic base, Jindal proceeded to expand the basket further. His charter schools taught theocratic nonsense. His economic policies apparently were drawn in crayon. Of all the Republican governors who have cratered their states over the past decade, Jindal engineered one of the more garish collapses, even given the fact that his state was halfway to hell when he took office.
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