However, these six Republican governors:
- Bobby Jindal (LA)
- Bob Riley (AL)
- Mark Sanford (SC)
- Rick Perry (TX)
- Sarah Palin (AK)
- Haley Barbour (MS)
If withholding benefits from the needy is not enough, there is an ugly thread of racism running through this issue. Black unemployment is at least twice that of white unemployment in all six states. In Louisiana and Mississippi, the unemployment rate among black people approaches three times the rate of white unemployment.
Four of these governors will be presidential contenders in 2012. I believe, they are already toadying up to party officials and grabbing media attention instead of governing their states for the next four years. Tell these Republican governors to stop putting their political interests above the good of all the people they supposedly represent.