Friday, February 8, 2008

Rush: Jindal the next Reagan

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
(Alice in Wonderland)

He just said it on his radio show about three times. "Jindal is the next Ronald Reagan". Then he said he would "jump for joy" if McCain picked Bobby for Veep, but then lamented that Jindal is "probably too conservative for McCain".

Your Right Hand Thief

Here's what Rush said, straight from his website:

I'm going to give you a name that would make me jump for joy. It's not going to happen because he's not been...Bobby Jindal. I did an interview with Bobby Jindal. He is the next Ronald Reagan, if he doesn't change. Bobby Jindal, the new governor of Louisiana is the next Ronald Reagan. He's young. He was just sworn in for his first term. He's the guy that beat the liberal Democrat machine throughout Louisiana. He did it on 100% conservatism. We interviewed him for the Limbaugh Letter about three issues ago. In fact, I am hereby ordering the editrix of the Limbaugh Letter, Diana Schneider to make -- since it's a past issue -- the interview with Bobby Jindal in the Limbaugh Letter available at this afternoon. You can send it up to Koko as a PDF file or text or whatever you want. This guy could be the next Ronald Reagan. If McCain chose him, here's a southern state; this is Louisiana, but I think he may be too conservative for McCain. That depends on who they think McCain will need or want, but Jindal is very young, and he's only in his first year as governor and doesn't really have... He came from the House of Representatives. Also being talked about is Haley Barbour, the governor of Miss'ssippi, but it is said by those in touch with the conventional wisdom that Haley's got too many lobbyist ties for McCain. These are some of the names. There are others that I can't think of right off the top of my head, but they're out there. But I don't think it would be Newt.

1 comment:

Jeff Spicoli said...

Rush also said that "W" was a "conservative."

Reagan and Jindal. There is just no congruence. Rush is like too many Reagan idolators these days, who label 'Reaganesque' anything they like (in the way that leftwingers label 'hate' anything they don't like).

Authentic conservatives are not found in bureaucracy. Ronald Reagan was no affirmative action appointee. Reagan was no bureaucrat. Reagan was flawed, but not phony.