“The news from the governor’s office and the state Legislature has attained a level of buffoonery and comedy before unseen in a state with a long history of both,” Carville writes. “Our beloved university is being systematically dismantled and as a result of our governor and a significant portion of our Legislature pledging allegiance to a Washington lobbyist with the long history of shady dealings.”
Carville, a Democratic operative and Clinton ally, argues in his letter that the pledge — and Jindal’s fear of breaking it — has rendered Norquist “the most powerful person in our state.”
“Proposed legislation is routinely sent to him by the governor to seek his approval. Trust me its true,” he writes.
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