Gov. Bobby Jindal has been criticized repeatedly for pushing through transparency legislation for the rest of Louisiana while insisting that a black cloak of invisibility stay wrapped around the Governor's Mansio
n. Louisiana residents are told to be happy at all the sunlight being focused on the legislative branch but undisturbed at the way the executive branch is allowed to operate in the shadows.
But maybe we've been too hard on the governor, too dismissive of his professed love of transparency. His administration announced Friday that two champions of coastal restoration who pushed a suit against Big Oil won't be reappointed to their positions on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
You want transparency, Louisiana? Well, Jindal has just provided it. Rejecting Tim Doody and John Barry is naked retaliation for the pair's refusal to kowtow to Jindal.