August 12, 2006 2:32PM

Jefferson‐​Jackson Day: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Here’s an idea for the cash‐​strapped Louisiana Democratic Party: for next year’s Jefferson‐​Jackson Day dinner, instead of paying big bucks for first‐​class air travel and hotel rooms for some national party poohbah, why not have the dinner feature Rep. William Jefferson, currently the target of an FBI investigation, and businessman Vernon L. Jackson, who has pleaded guilty to bribing Jefferson?