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Did you hear about the new bill to make “duck wrestling” the Louisiana state sport? It will honor Duck Dynasty, the popular reality TV program based in West Monroe.

No, this is not a bill filed this year, but don’t be surprised if it’s filed next year. In Louisiana, politics is entertainment. If it’s not Huey Long leading the LSU band in Tiger Stadium, then it’s Gov. Edward Edwards, known as a “wizard under the sheets,” unlike former Klansman David Duke, a wizard wearing sheets.

The latest imbroglio with freshman Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, the “Kissing Congressman,” is a mere sideshow. It ranks right there with “chicken boxing,” the Bible as the state book, convicted felon Edwin Edwards running for Congress at 86, “Sinator” David Vitter’s “very serious sin,” and Gov. Bobby Jindal being parodied by an Iranian woman on “Saturday Night Live.”

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