the need for a return to the satire of the old-line krewes, d'Etat
eschewed mythological, historical, or literary references in its search
for a name, settling instead upon a clever pun that firmly established their raison d'etre.
Lieutenants ride on horseback, flambeaux illuminate the route, and a
slyly jaundiced eye takes its shots at issues of the day in classic
Mardi Gras style.