And for whatever it's worth - this is a point on which I disagree with Sen. Obama. He's publicly stated he disagrees with this decision.
Elsewhere in Louisiana political news tied to sex offenders, Gov. Jindal has signed into law a bill that:
"on a first conviction of aggravated rape, forcible rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13, or an aggravated crime against nature, the court may sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction of the above listed crimes, the court is required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration.
This bill also provides that a court may instead order a physical castration instead of the chemical castration. Convicted sex offenders who undergo castration must still serve their full sentence, as their treatment will not affect their sentencing."