Judge Barbier can lead a “new Louisiana way”…

With Louisiana way’ on full display at Judge Thomas Porteous’ trial and the news that the  Initial federal court hearing in BP oil spill is this afternoon, I’ve given some thought to what Judge Barbier can do to make the “right way” the new “Louisiana way”:

1. Brown bag lunch versus “the Louisiana way”:

“Marcotte, his sister and associate Lori, and several former employees of Bail Bonds Unlimited testified that they treated Porteous to many meals…”

2. Carpool with other judges or take a taxi versus “the Louisiana way”:

“BBU employees would pick up his car from the courthouse, have it detailed or have the oil changed for free, then drop it off…”

3.  Install brick or metal fencing versus “the Louisiana way”:

“Two [BBU] employees spent several days rebuilding a damaged wooden fence…”

4. Eat more beef versus “the Louisiana way”:

“Holiday turkeys counted as currency in this universe…”

5. BYOC as in “Bake your own cakes and cookies” versus “the Louisiana way”:

“but more commonly…[the currency]…was dessert, specifically doberge cakes…”

Barbier was likely too busy for even a brown-bag lunch today: Continue reading “Judge Barbier can lead a “new Louisiana way”…”