Sunday, November 23, 2008

Joe the Plumber likes Jindal

For what it's worth, The Times Picayune reports that Joe the Plumber likes Bobby:

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal picked up another admirer recently as his national profile continues to grow amid post-election Republican hand-wringing.
The latest member of the Jindal fan club is Joe the plumber, as in Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man who became famous for questioning then-Demoratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's tax proposals.
Wurzelbacher, who eventually identified himself as a Republican and supporter of GOP nominee John McCain, told the Tufts University student newspaper last week: "The party should remember that they are conservative Republicans. That has been forgotten. They no longer hold to their ideals. They blow with the wind on just about every public opinion poll. So they are not right wing; they are trying to show that they're middle or even left-of-middle sometimes. . . .
Gov. Jindal of Louisiana seems to have the right idea. We have got to get back to the grass-roots of the Republican Party and not apologize for being conservative."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Louisiana moves from 50th to 49th in Economic Competitiveness

From C. B. Forgotston

People say I never bring good news. Today I bring you good news or what passes for good news when it comes to the performance of our state government.
LA has moved from 50th place to 49th place in economic competitiveness according to the latest national study.
See the report
We’re now one notch ahead of Mississippi which dropped from 49th to 50th.
Interestingly, I’ve not gotten a press release from Bobby Jindal’s office taking credit for this upward move. He claims credit for everything “positive” that happens in the state. Bobby should get all the credit he deserves for this latest ranking. Perhaps the national talk show hosts will ask him about it.

They may ask him, but it won't be today. He's in Iowa talking to the corn . . .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Louisiana has cornfields too

I wasn't suprised when Bobby Jindal announced that he planned to attend a fundraising event in Iowa later this month.
After all, the election is over and the new one - 2012 - is beginning (these things get longer and longer).
I heard that he said on Tuesday that he "politely declined" the opportunity to be on John McCain's short list for the vice presidency.
No surprise there - 2008 was not a Republican year and everyone knew it. Jindal, who is proving to be a consummate politician, knew that he didn't need to be part of a losing team.
I wasn't surprised that his planned visit came two days after Mike Huckabee just happened to be there.
No, what puzzled me was his reason for going. "They’ve got cornfields. I’ve never been to Iowa before."
Cornfields, huh? We have cornfields in Louisiana; I'm sure Jindal has seen them on his travels. I spent some time in the midwest and I can tell you that one cornfield is hardly distinguishable from another, in other words, a Louisiana cornfield looks just like an Iowa cornfield.
No, there had to be a political connection. Perhaps some special communion between the candidate and the cornfield lends itself to discernment and understanding of one's role in the universe.
Then I found the answer, just as I suspected. Talking to the corn has a precedent.
If it worked for him, perhaps it can work for Bobby too.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jindal for President?

With the sound defeat of the McCain-Palin ticket and the election of Barack Obama as president, the Republican party will be looking to 2012 to stage a comeback. A lot of people and pundits are touting the name of Bobby Jindal.
A few are suggesting a Palin-Jindal ticket. In my opinion, this will never happen. I think that by 2012 Palin fever will have cooled dramatically, while Jindal will have been working the rubber chicken circuit, fundraising and making lots of new friends.
Jindal says, of course, that running for president is the furthrest thing from his mind.
That's why he will be in Iowa later this month for a fundraising appearance.
Reprinted from My Bossier