Of Good Ole Boys, and Gumbo

Perhaps you were unclear about Louisiana politics and how you get elected in the South. You start by kissing a lot of rings, some of them very distasteful, and you do it as quietly as you can. And when you get caught, you feign ignorance, and talk about how grueling the campaign trail can be, and how your handlers are to blame. But the taste is in your mouth, and you know who you bowed to, because every one of them reminds you, every day.