Political football: Alabama vs. Louisiana
by StarEditorBobDavis
 Behind the Star
Dec 14, 2011 | 2762 views |  0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

In a little less than a month the football teams from the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University will compete for the BCS national championship. The Star’s editorial board is planning a comparison of the opponents’ states beyond the gridiron, an examination of Alabama and Louisiana that has virtually nothing to do with football.

We are looking for other measurements from the political world.  

Governor: Is it a former dermatologist (Robert Bentley of Alabama) or is it the son of Indian immigrants who took his American-ized name from The Brady Bunch (Bobby Jindal of Lousiana)?

All-time demagogue: Is it Louisiana’s Huey Long or Alabama’s George C. Wallace?

Longtime U.S.senator: Louisiana’s Russell Long (1948-1987) or Alabama’s Lister Hill (1938-1969)?

 We are looking for other measurements from the political world - traditions, legends, quotes, landmarks, icons, embarassments, etc.

Your suggestions welcome. 

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