Burl Cain says he was flattered by supporters who encouraged him earlier this year to enter the governor’s race, though the longtime Louisiana State Penitentiary warden doesn’t think the state is ready for his style of leadership.
“I would have built a loop, a tall loop around Baton Rouge to address the traffic problem, and I wouldn’t have held any town meetings,” Cain said in a speech to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge this afternoon that focused on the improvements at the prison during his 20-year tenure. “I’d just go ahead and hire the best engineers and get it done. When I want to do something, I do it and don’t ask permission. I don’t think people are ready for that.”