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Dwindle Jindal?

28 October 2011 @ 10:49

One of the names you hear most often mentioned when the future of the conservative movement is talked about is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

I, for one, have never been impressed with the guy. When I first heard him being interviewed in 2003 as he made his first run for Governor, I liked many of the things he had to say, but something in his personality bothered me.

His behavior after Hurricane Katrina soured me on him. In his diatribes against President Bush and the Administration’s efforts, Mr. Jindal was shrill, arrogant, and, at times, incoherent. His tantrums were childish and his big ego shone clearly for all to see.

Since he became Governor, Bobby Jindal has not, in my opinion, shown any signs of maturity, but I do have to admit that I haven’t been following him as closely, as it irritates me to do so.

So…what’s the boy Governor been up to lately? Well, it appears he has been showing himself to be just another slime-ball politician, willing to play the game that has this country losing by a big score.

From Pat Austin, we learn:

Conservatives all over Louisiana are already upset with Governor Bobby Jindal just four days after his landslide re-election victory. Jindal came out yesterday in support of Republican John Alario for Louisiana Senate President. Never mind that Jindal doesn’t get to appoint a Senate president; that is actually up to the Senate. Jindal wants his preference known.

(Not only that, but he’s interjected himself into the House Speaker race, too.)

Most of the nation (who already believes Governor Jindal is the next great hope) will shake their heads at this…."What? What’s the big deal? Alario’s a Republican isn’t he?"

Let me explain.

Pat goes on to show that this Alario fellow is cut from the same cloth of moral corruption that seems to wrap itself around most of Louisiana’s politicians. At one point, she comments:

…Most conservatives feel that Alario represents a throwback to the "good ol’ boy" politics of pre-Jindal Louisiana and that this will ensure that Louisiana has not, in fact, moved far beyond that after all. Jindal can tout "ethics reform" all he wants (even though Elliot Stonecipher says thats a sham), but if he thinks that supporting the only active legislator still closely connected with Edwin Edwards and the old regime, one who clearly operates out of the old corrupt system of Louisiana politics, is the path to "gold standard" ethics, well, he might not be the Bobby Jindal the nation thinks he is.

He most certainly is not.

Please do take the time to click here and read the whole of Pat’s fine posting.

Another disappointment to add to an already large list.

  1. Rosalie permalink
    28 October 2011 @ 18:51 18:51

    I long for the good old days when I had no interest in this stuff. This is getting downright depressing.

  2. 28 October 2011 @ 21:43 21:43

    Politicians. Bureaucrats. Whether the letter behind the name is R or D, they almost all are serving their own interests, not the interest of the people they supposedly are elected or appointed or hired to serve. Makes me want to be a hermit.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      29 October 2011 @ 12:01 12:01

      Save the cave next to yours for me.

  3. 28 October 2011 @ 21:51 21:51

    Thanks for the link!

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