ThinkProgress spoke with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Caldwell opposes Obamacare and the individual mandate, but for a different reason than most of his fellow litigants: it props up the private health insurance industry. “Insurance companies are the absolute worst people to handle this kind of business,” he declared. “I trust the government more than insurance companies.” Caldwell went on to endorse the idea of a single-payer health care system, saying it’d “be a whole lot better” than Obamacare:If Caldwell is a conservative, then I'm Ghandi's nephew. Buddy Caldwell came up under the same populist, Southern Democrat system that I came up under. He was a Democrat until 2011, then switched over to the Republican party to avoid a challenger. He also picks guitar and does Elvis impersonations. His entire political career has been one of entertainment and accommodation.
This is what we've got to deal with in Louisiana. In addition to Katrina Mary, Diaper Dave, and Dumbass Rodney, I guess we should include Buddy the Impersonator. Louisiana politicians make us very proud.