I’m glad the Democrats took the Louisiana Governorship. But the reason is anything but cheerful. Bobby Jindal was simply too dark-skinned for some of the voters. (Or there’s another possibility: despite his phone-bankers pushing the “Bobby is a Christian” line, some of the voters might have thought he was Hindu, or even Muslim.)
Still, as Atrios points out, there’s a silver lining: This may help some Republicans understand the reality of racism.