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My Governor

I don't like my governor, Bobby Jindal. My nickname for him is Wheatsworth. Why? He's brown but he's still a cracker. Yeah, I wrote it. I stand by it.

His real first name is Piyush but he goes by Bobby because that's certainly less threatening to the Saltine contingent in my home state. (Imagine the chatter on Fox if Barack Obama was still calling himself Barry.) He graduated with honors from Brown University in public policy and biology but defends intelligent design as "the very best science." He signed legislation this week forcing convicted rapists to undergo chemical castration. He's written in a Catholic journal that during college he participated in an exorcism.

We face the prospect of spending the next 4 to 8 years with this paragon of backwards thinking as our governor. The other possibility is that the smarmy panderer joins John McCain on the Republican ticket as the vice presidential candidate. The lesser of two evils? We keep him contained within Louisiana state lines so he's not unleashed on the rest of the country.

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weather_fan
Jun. 29th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I believe I heard on NPR News today there's a push on for a recall election to push Jindal out of office.
silverdee
Jun. 29th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yes there is. He made a campaign promise not to allow pay increases for state legislators. When they passed a 100% raise for themselves this session, he stated that he would not sign it but he won't veto it. So he riled up some folks. They'll never get 900,000 registered voters to sign the recall petition, though. I'm signing it!
miz_landry
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
my family were all up Jindal's ass with his promise to clean up the state and I was gagging. I knew his true self would show. Ugh. He's a freak. I also find it offensive that Mccain considered him for the vp position because it was so obvious a pander to counter the Obamania thing.

Louisiana always seems to take refuge in their right wing politicians (except for Edwards). If only they could get a moderate Democrat. Just for a change. A moderate uncorrupt dem.
silverdee
Jul. 1st, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
So many people really bought into Jindal and I just don't get it. Today he really stepped in it with his veto of the legislative pay raise he promised not to veto. A little recall threat pops up and he he does a flip flop.
miz_landry
Jul. 1st, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
I was also miffed at the state tax cut. Louisiana has low tax rates and it shows. Louisiana needs some government services. Tax is a four letter word there. More than in most places.
silverdee
Jul. 1st, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
"Crumbling infrastructure is part of the charm here. If we gave the politicians more of our money, they'd just pocket it. We wouldn't see any benefit." Citizen of LA's thoughts on taxation.
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