Because, Joan Fox writes to the Times-Pic that she wants to make a deal:
Greetings from Louisiana! We are shopping for new owners, and we immediately thought of you! Our present rulers haven't been taking very good care of us and we are looking for a better deal.
According to the National Archives (click Read More…), “President Thomas Jefferson was a strict interpreter of the Constitution who wondered if the U.S. Government was authorized to acquire new territory.”
Any real estate lawyers out there care to look into this?
(via People Get Ready)