"The governor's bill for levee board consolidation won approval from a Senate committee Wednesday but remained under a cloud of doubt as legislators from all corners of the proposed new levee zone aimed potentially lethal criticism at it."
Well, at least we know that Katrina has not changed everything. Louisiana politicians are just as self-centered, provincial, uncaring, and contentious as ever. Whew! It's almost reassuring.
PS: For a rundown on the principal players, see this article in Bayou Buzz.