Gov. Bobby Jindal somehow was claiming a victory and telling parents not to worry after the Louisiana Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, rejected his administration's legal arguments and declared the financing of his voucher program unconstitutional.
"I would tell those moms that they can breathe a deep sigh of relief," the governor said.
"Obviously we're disappointed they struck down the funding mechanism, but that is a pretty simple thing for us to remedy," Jindal said, suggesting the dollars would easily be plugged into the state's annual operating budget.
Far from simple. The reality's quite a bit messier than the spin.