In its rush to move Alabama’s 2008 presidential primary to February, the Legislature approved a bill that not only moved the presidential primary but also state and local primaries to Mardi Gras Day. Mobile businesses are traditionally closed on that day, and residents and tourists will be busy with parades and parties. I guess fixing this mess will be high on the 2007 agenda. Meanwhile, the state gets to look stupid in the national press — again.
* sigh *