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Jindal on Gustav (What a difference!)

Just watched Bobby’s presser on Fox. What a guy! In control…responsible…a hands-on leader!

Here’s Nagin’s latest…even Ray seems no longer “stuck on stupid” (here’s the link–read the rest)…

“I don’t think I can do another Katrina, but I can definitely do what we’re doing today because it’s smooth, it’s effective, and it’s getting the job done,” Nagin said Sunday from the train station where residents were boarding evacuation buses in a scene that was far less chaotic than during Katrina. “And we’ll be able to get our people back with little hassle.”

As Gustav gained strength from warm Gulf of Mexico waters and headed toward the Louisiana coast, Nagin’s tone wasn’t the only thing different from three years ago.

The White House is “showering us with resources,” Nagin told a local TV station, and President Bush called him Sunday “to check in.”

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Bobby Jindal: No racial attacks against Obama by McCain

This is from a Times of India article but is sourced to the Jake Tapper interview with Jindal on ABC’s This Week (our effort to embed the video here was unsuccessful, so click the link to view it).

Even though Jindal has stated that he doesn’t want to run as McCain’s Veep, he would be a devastating weapon against Obama if he were selected…

Indian-American Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal has denied that the campaign of Republican presidential nominee John McCain is resorting to racist attacks against Democratic rival Barack Obama.

“I see the Republican Party and Senator McCain going after Obama for trying to raise our taxes, for not doing enough to lower energy prices, on tapping the strategic petroleum reserve, on offshore drilling,” Jindal said on ABC’s This Week programme.

“I think there are plenty of substantive differences that this campaign will be decided on.”

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“Bobby Jindal’s Spiritual Journey” (Wall St Journal)

This article was published in the Journal on the 25th but somehow I missed it until this morning. It gives a good account of how Jindal came to be a Christian (excerpt and link)…

Rebel With a Cause: Bobby Jindal’s Spiritual Journey
By ROBERT COSTA
WSJ
July 25, 2008; Page W11

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“I did not have an overnight epiphany like so many people do,” said Mr. Jindal, calling his conversion a “very intellectual-based journey,” where he studied countless religious texts. “Given my background and personality, that was an important part of the process.” But, he notes, “I don’t think you can ‘read’ yourself into faith. I had gotten to the point where I knew what history had to say about this person named Jesus and what he had done on Earth. . . . I think at some point you have to take a leap of faith.”


As a teenager, Mr. Jindal said he sought out chaplains at nearby Louisiana State University as he grasped for a religious identity to call his own. During a youth group’s Easter season musical production in 1987 at LSU’s campus chapel, a black-and-white video of the Passion played during intermission. “I don’t know why I was struck so hard at that moment,” said Mr. Jindal. “There was nothing fascinating about this particular video. . . . But watching this depiction of an actor playing Jesus on the cross, it just hit me, harder than I’d ever been hit before,” he said. “If that was really the son of God, and he really died for me, then I felt compelled to get on my knees and worship him.”


“It was liberating,” said Mr. Jindal about his moment. “Up until that point, my prayer life was like a child talking to Santa Claus — making deals with God saying ‘I’ll be good, but this is what I want in return.'” Soon after, Mr. Jindal began to pray and fervently read the Bible, principally parables in the New Testament. “It was like the words were jumping out of the page. It was literally as if it had been written just for me,” he said.

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Bobby Jindal’s phenomenal 6-month record of achievement (Newt Gingrich)

Newt does it again with his effusive (but well deserved IMO) praise for Bobby Jindal in his article in Human Events entitled “Bobby Jindal, America’s Most Transformational Governor”.

Here, according to Newt, is a partial list a Bobby’s achievements in only six months…

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* Six Major Tax Cuts worth more than $500 million, including eliminating taxes on business and capital investment and the largest personal tax cut in the history of the state – a $300 million reduction in personal income taxes, worth up to $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

* Governor Jindal brought about a Transformation of Job Creation and Retraining. He completely eliminated the Department of Labor and passed a guarantee for employers that Louisiana educational institutions will train its workforce to meet their needs, and if they fail, they will retrain workers for free.

* He created $10 million in Opportunity Scholarships so 1,500 poor children in New Orleans can escape failing public schools.

* Jindal led the passage of The Health Care Consumers Right to Know Act, creating transparency of cost and quality for the first time in Louisiana’s health care system.

* Bobby Jindal expanded the number of charter schools in Louisiana from 42 to 100.

* He passed legislation cracking down on child molesters and also passed a resolution calling for the creation of involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent predators to keep them confined for treatment after they complete their prison terms.

And here’s a seventh achievement…

Louisiana’s Third Bond Rating Boost in a Week

All this, and Governor Bobby Jindal is just getting started. Just last week he vetoed $9 million dollars in pet projects and pork barrel spending in the legislature’s budget – another area in which this 37-year-old governor is showing the way to Washington.

Not coincidentally, Jindal also announced that for the third time last week, Louisiana’s bond rating had been raised by a major credit rating agency.

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Jindal vetoes Legislative pay raise!

HT American Thinker

This is great news! Letting this pay raise go though would have been a blow to Jindal’s career (and to his chances in the Veep Stakes)…

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Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president

We agree wholeheartedly with Newt (HT to RCP).

McCain/Jindal 2008.

Here’s the article in The Hill

Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president

The Hill
By Klaus Marre
Posted: 06/15/08 12:29 PM [ET]

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “would be far and away the best candidate” to appear on the Republican presidential ticket with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).

Gingrich, who appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” heaped praise upon the former congressman, saying that he is a “spectacular” governor and predicted that Jindal would be a presidential candidate in the future.

However, Jindal, who also was a guest on the show, said that he already holds the job he wants.

“I’m certainly supporting Sen. McCain, will do whatever I can to help him get elected, but I’m focused on being governor of Louisiana,” Jindal stated.

Asked whether it could be a problem that the governor, who is 37, might be perceived as not ready to lead the country in case he would have to replace McCain, Gingrich said the case can be made that Jindal’s “experience in the executive branch and in the legislative branch is greater than” that of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).

“It strikes me that it’s going to be very hard for Obama’s campaign to explain that Jindal, as a governor, who has served as an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, has served as a congressional staffer, has served as a congressman, is not qualified but Sen. Obama is qualified,” Gingrich said.

On the issue, he added that voters are “not going to reject Sen. Obama on inexperience.”

Gingrich argued that a GOP attempt to win the election by casting the Democrat as inexperienced would fail.

“Obama is a very articulate, very intelligent, Harvard law graduate, who is extraordinarily smart, and he’s not going to come across in a debate like some guy who’s dopey,” Gingrich said. “He’s going to come across as fully prepared. He knows how to study all this stuff. He has the military advisers.”

However, Gingrich added, “The problem with Obama is he’s wrong. It’s not that he’s inexperienced. It’s that his policies are wrong.”

Commenting on the race for control of Congress, the former House leader said that the record price of gasoline could help Republicans in a year that observers now say favors Democrats.

“At $4 and $5 a gallon — if you have a more production, lower cost Republican Party running against a cripple the economy, hit your pocketbook Democratic Party, this election will change radically in September and October,” Gingrich said.

BTW, we have posted on this issue HERE and HERE.

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“Jindal Excites GOP As a Possible Running Mate” (“That’s the ticket!”)

As many of you know quite well by now, Obama is not only not remorseful about the Black Liberation Theology preached at his home church of 20 years (you might know it by its other name…Marxism) but is, indeed, most likely planning to bring it to your town under its new name, American Liberation Theology.

To defend against the sparkling teeth and omnipresent smile of Dr. Obama, we need someone on the ticket that can match his youthful charisma and Ivy League brain power. I believe Bobby Jindal is the GOP’s secret weapon. He’s a great communicator, he is the embodiment of the American dream, and he has enough REAL star power to pull the spotlight away from Obama.

IMO, a McCain/Jindal ticket would be the most powerful weapon imaginable against the slippery “collectivism” of Obama and his leftist backers. Here’s an article in today’s WSJ that discusses this matter (BTW, we ran a post on this very subject on May 22nd entitled “Killer Ticket? McCain/Jindal!”)…

Jindal Excites GOP As a Possible Running Mate

“Louisiana Governor Of Indian Descent Has Youth and Zeal”

By COREY DADE and ELIZABETH HOLMES

June 5, 2008

Wall St. Journal

BATON ROUGE, La. — Before Sen. John McCain could begin speaking at a town-hall meeting here Wednesday, he first had to quiet a crowd gone wild for Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal — a politician who not long ago would have been inconceivable in Louisiana.

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Gov. Jindal, a child of Indian immigrants who has a gift for oratory, is the first minority to govern Louisiana since African-American P.B.S. Pinchback held the office for 35 days during Reconstruction.

The similarities between the 36-year-old Gov. Jindal and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama are tantalizing to many in the Grand Old Party. After only 143 days as the nation’s youngest sitting governor, Gov. Jindal’s name is being bandied about as a potential running mate for likely Republican presidential nominee Sen. McCain.

“The governor has been able to reach across the aisle and get things done for the people of Louisiana, help the folks in New Orleans in the recovering from the storm,” Sen. McCain said of Gov. Jindal, during a news conference.

“That would be something that I could show the American people as a way that people from both sides of the aisle, Republican and Democrat, can sit down and work together.”

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