Mark Noonan sees hooks in Washington smiles:
Among the many nefarious purposes of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Spendulus bill is to make State government dependent upon the Federal government . . .
[H]ad Jindal taken these funds, then in three years he would have been forced to either raise taxes in Louisiana or go, hat in hand, to Obama for continued funding . . . and Obama would have named his price, which would have come down to Jindal enforcing Obama’s ideas on employment in Louisiana.
Jindal shows why our Federal system is a precious gift from our Founders -- it allows the people, if they have wise leaders at the State level, to cushion themselves against a Federal government gone out of control.
Apparently, some offers can be refused.
Hat tip: Blogs for Victory.