Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, testifying today before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee joint hearing via video teleconferencing, appears to be decidedly not enjoying the "How many Louisiana governors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" joke that was shared by fellow committee attendees Mitchell Landrieu, Lt. Gov. of Louisiana, and jazz great and New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis during a break in the proceedings. According to a source sitting within earshot of the giddy, palsy-walsy pair, the answer to the joke was "one", though neither Landrieu nor Marsalis would divulge why that would be when asked about it later. Some speculated that the joke was merely "payback" for the "What's bald, is sitting next to Wynton Marsalis and is wearing a gold tie?" joke the Governor had told earlier in the day.