AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a story I originally posted in March of 2007 that seems so important right now I’ve brought it back for your consideration.
Let’s begin today’s discussion with a quick thought experiment.
What is the single most important thing necessary to ensure the survival of the State of Louisiana?
Improved government administration?
More and better levees?
The success of the “Road Home” project?
I submit it is none of these.
The single most important factor determining the future of the State of Louisiana is mud.
That’s right, mud.