Connie Cochran, the sister-in-law of progressive Republican Thad Cochran just so happens to be on the Mississippi election commission.
It's just a coincidence, of course. (wink/wink).
It is likewise a coincidence that Mississippi has been named in a recent and comprehensive academic study
as most corrupt state in the United States.
Corruption is not just for Democrats anymore. They're just better
at it. Or rather, more experienced.
Democrat-dominated states like Illinois (home of Al Capone and a modern-day quatrain of former governors who donned orange jump suits and helped make the state's distinctive license plates) and New York (state motto: "What will it cost
? Whaddaya got
?") are likewise cesspools of public malfeasance.
Tennessee may be dominated by Republicans these days, but all-Democrat Memphis is a human crime wave, at all levels. GOP-trending Louisiana (led by La Ville Du Chocolat
, New Orleans) is a jambalaya
of pinkie-ringed poobahs and sticky-fingered solons, as it has been dating back to the time of the paddle-wheel riverboat.
Why in the world would Republicans ever aspire to that
? But clearly, some do. Haley. Barbour. I'm talking to you