Monday, July 7, 2008

Is Cardboard Bobby in charge?

Houma Today wonders if the Cardboard Bobby in Walter Boasso's ads is running things today.
Jindal hurt himself by doing what too many politicians do making opportunistic promises he couldn’t keep. First, he told voters during his campaign that he would prohibit lawmakers from giving themselves a pay raise unless it took effect after their next election. Then he promised lawmakers during the session that he wouldn’t veto their pay raise.
He angered both sides by repeating incessantly that he considered the pay raise excessive but would not veto it because he wanted the Legislature to handle its own affairs. Besides, he said, he didn’t want to give lawmakers any reason to scuttle the reforms -- ethics, education, health care and more -- he was pushing through the Legislature.
Yes, the national heat, both in the media and from influential Republicans, likely had just as much to do with Jindal’s epiphany as the pressure from voters back home.
But nothing should diminish the splendid display of democracy put into action by ordinary Louisiana voters and taxpayers who forced their elected officials to right a wrong.

Central La Politics wonders if Jindal should repent?
I wonder if, while making his grand tour of all of the churches and giving his "testimony", Governor Jindal confesses his sins of being a perpetual liar and seeks forgiveness? Repent Bobby, and stop telling lies, and you can be forgiven.

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Grandmère Mimi said...

The opinion column was in our paper, the Comet, today, too. The NYT owns both Houma and Thibodaux's papers.

What was Jindal thinking? I suppose that none of the promises would come back to bite him. He found out. Can he be a man of character?

And then the ethics law that excludes three named persons. It's unbelievable.

Jim said...

It really hasn't taken him long to show his true colors. I wish I could have been proved wrong about him, but it's not turning out that way.