I guess things are going sufficiently well in the recovery department such that Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco can turn her attention to such weighty matters. Actually, this lobbying effort is not as completely frivolous as it might appear at first blush. The participants in these BCS bowls stand to bring home an obscene amount of money.
As long as there is not even a whiff of perspective about the role of intercollegiate athletics to the larger mission of academics why not try to go ahead and bring home the bacon? That's what good politicians do, after all.
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