From the Cook Report:
The renowned, late journalist A.J. Liebling, a fixture for many years in The New Yorker and a chronicler of then-Louisiana Gov. Earl Long, once wrote that the home state I share with Long was “the northernmost of the banana republics.”
About a year after I left Louisiana, I made a future valedictorian guffaw by describing Louisiana as a banana republic with frequently updated wallpaper.
FWIW: Lest anyone think I’m being mean, let me emphasize that the love part of my love/hate relationship with Louisiana is still going strong.