"I'm not going to try to lay down in words the lure of this place. Every great writer in the land, from Faulkner to Twain to Rice to Ford, has tried to do it, and fallen short. It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance and spirit of south Louisiana in words...IT JUST IS WHAT IT IS."
-Chris Rose, N.O. Times-Picayune, 8/29/06
Friday, July 24, 2009
The letterhead on which the state Civil Services Department crafts letters to department heads notifying them of which positions they must eliminate contains the motto -- in big, bold letters at the top:
Recruiting Tomorrow's Leaders -- TODAY
...followed by a detailed list of whose heads are going to roll.
The second line of the motto then reads: "We're making a difference for Louisiana." Well, ain't that the truth?