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Beltway Boys Drink Bobby Jindal Kool-aid In Romney Veepstakes
Bayoubuzz.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 05/22/2012 2:26:27 PM PDT by Marketfly1

The Republican Party must be in a pretty sorry condition these days for the hottest prospect for the vice presidential nomination is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. According to the National Journal’s Hotline “Veepstakes,” Jindal is now ranked second. He is being pushed hard by influential conservative activists such as Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Editorial writers such as syndicated columnist George Will, David Frum of CNN.com and Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner are singing Jindal’s praises and encouraging the presumptive GOP nominee to choose the Louisiana Governor as his running mate.


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1 posted on 05/22/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT by Marketfly1
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To: Marketfly1

If Biden and Gore are considered acceptable VP’s, Jindal is Thomas Jefferson.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Marketfly1

Jindal’s not such a bad choice.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Agree. What is the writer’s beef?


4 posted on 05/22/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Marketfly1

If you read the entire article, you would think Jindal had been a disaster as governor.

The truth is, Jindal is so popular that he, as a practical matter, ran unopposed for reelection (against a token Democrat that got little monetary support). Considering that Louisiana is not a pure Red state (one of its US senators is a Democrat) that says a lot.

I suspect having someone of East Indian descent would also throw the MSM/Left for a loop.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 2:39:30 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: moonhawk

An observation; to the best of my knowledge, no ticket that featured two Governors has ever won a Presdential election. I think the last time it was tried was 1948 with Strom Thurmond leading the Dixiecrat ticket.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 2:43:53 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Marketfly1

Please! Jindal is not NBC (same as Rubio). He’s a great guy but not eligible for VP.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: Marketfly1

Anyone but Condi Rice.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Marketfly1

I spoke with a man that worked for the state of LA.....he really liked Jindal, he was really cleaning up the mess the state was in. He likes the fact that there was a lot of accountability and you had to account for every penny spent....

I have always liked the guy, far smarter and more articulate than our current VP......


9 posted on 05/22/2012 2:45:09 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Marketfly1

Instead of just posting excerpts with links to your blog, try to participate and post your articles in full to avoid being called a blog pimp.

10 posted on 05/22/2012 2:45:42 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: moonhawk

“Jeff Crouere is a Conservative political commentator in the Greater New Orleans area. He has held several positions within the Louisiana Republican Party, formerly including executive director.” Wikipedia

Perhaps Crouere is GOP-e?


11 posted on 05/22/2012 2:50:04 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: cumbo78

I’m not sure history is a good guide for this cycle.

There seems to be a strong “anti-Washington” sentiment—at least among conservatives. A large part of the electorate feels that Washington is part of the problem, adding a senator or congressman as a veep is not going to help that.

Consider also that while Romney was a governor, he is also viewed as an establishment insider. Jindal (even though he has been active inside the GOP) has been willing to “rock the boat.” Much like Palin, he’s a GOP governor, but can be independent.

Jindal also has conservative religious views, which would balance out Romney’s Mormonism.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: Marketfly1

No on Jindal.

In 2010, Allee Bautsch, one of Jindal’s top fundraisers was badly injured after being violently assaulted by a leftist radical. Jindal could have at least denounced the attack, but he said nothing—and he apparently did nothing as well, since the perpetrator was never caught and the crime has been forgotten.

For vice president, we need someone with a strong personality who will stand up to evil.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 2:52:15 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: sueQ

Right on, SueQ. Jindal is a wonderful Governor, he was born in this country, but of two non US citizen Indian parents, which makes him Constitutionally ineligible. Just because Obummer has gotten away with it so far, does not mean everybody gets a pass on this. Obummer is still trying to sidestep the issue, but it won’t go away, he’s ineligible, too. Sic him, Sheriff Joe!


14 posted on 05/22/2012 3:00:59 PM PDT by kiltie65 (ui)
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To: Marketfly1

Let’s not further erode the Constitution, PLEASE! He was born on US soil, but his parents didn’t become citizens till later. Therefor not NBC. Please don’t pick and choose what parts of this document you will uphold, and disregard the rest.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: Marketfly1

Jindal is the biggest RINO in the GOP. Take it from a Louisianian who knows.

The Republican Party must be in a pretty sorry condition these days for the hottest prospect for the vice presidential nomination is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. According to the National Journal’s Hotline “Veepstakes,” Jindal is now ranked second. He is being pushed hard by influential conservative activists such as Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Editorial writers such as syndicated columnist George Will, David Frum of CNN.com and Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner are singing Jindal’s praises and encouraging the presumptive GOP nominee to choose the Louisiana Governor as his running mate.

All of this chatter is quiet disturbing for these “Beltway Boys” have not done their homework on Louisiana’s Governor. They are drinking the Kool-Aid supplied by the Jindal public relations machine. According to former Jindal Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell, this Jindal for VP movement is “organic,” yet nothing could be further from the truth.

The Jindal team has been preparing for his rise to national prominence from the beginning of his political career in the 2003 campaign for Governor of Louisiana. After losing that race, Jindal immediately began a campaign for Congress, which he used as a stepping stone to run for Governor in 2007. Upon his election, Jindal instantly started traveling across the country. In the last five years, his travel has served several purposes such as selling a book, giving political speeches and raising money for his campaign and the Republican Party. What has been missing from these extensive travel plans is any actual work for the people of Louisiana, his constituents who should be receiving his undivided attention. No Louisiana Governor has ever spent so much time out of the state on personal and political business. Every time the Governor travels, the struggling taxpayers of Louisiana have to pay for his security detail; however, the well-funded Jindal campaign refuses to reimburse the state treasury for this ever growing expense.

While Jindal has been playing selfish politics, he has neglected to help fellow Republicans in Louisiana. In the 2008, U.S. Senate race, Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy received a late and half-hearted endorsement from Jindal. This was better than Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne received in his 2011 race against a well-funded Democrat. In that race, Jindal refused to endorse the Republican candidate, preferring to bypass the Louisiana election in favor of generating another political IOU outside of the state.

The “Beltway Boys” claim that Jindal is a “strong conservative.” If so, why hasn’t Jindal ever appeared at a Tea Party event in Louisiana or lifted a finger to help the most important conservative political movement to appear in this country in generations? Obviously, Jindal does not share the same conservative values as Tea Party members. A Governor who supports John Alario, a former top lieutenant to liberal Governor Edwin Edwards, as Louisiana State Senate President is no conservative.

In this legislative session, he is pushing to raid state accounts, such as the Rainy Day Fund, to balance a budget with a deficit of $220 million. Real conservatives in the Louisiana House of Representatives are opposing Jindal’s tactics, which he has used every year since being elected Governor. Overall, he has delivered no fiscal reform and his one important tax reform initiative, a lowering of state income taxes, was only accomplished after the legislature forced him to support the repeal of the dreaded “Stelly” tax plan. He showed his appreciation to legislators by vetoing their legislative pay raise, after publicly promising them he would support it.

What about his supposed ethics reform package, the highlight of his tenure as Governor? It exempted the executive branch of state government, which makes it quite understandable that the Governor’s office has been ranked very low on such important measures as openness and transparency. Clearly, the Governor and his team want to keep inquiring minds away from what is going on in his administration. In this session, he has approved the elimination of the one corruption and fraud watchdog in the executive branch, the Inspector General. This office is critical for a state that was just ranked #1 in the nation in public corruption, according to Governing Magazine and last on the good government and economic vitality “Camelot Index” rating.

Louisiana is a state with a well-deserved reputation for political corruption. It is one major reason why we cannot attract enough good paying jobs to keep pace with our Southern neighbors. It is a major reason why Louisiana has suffered from a stagnant population and lost two congressional seats, a quarter of our delegation, in the last 20 years.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 3:09:27 PM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: Beowulf9

Jindal is a good guy just not eligible to be VP or President any more than Marco Rubio is. If Mitt is stupid enough to pick either one of these guys for a running mate he is going to lose tens of thousands of votes. That would be the only thing that would keep me from voting. I will not vote for an ineligible candidate. My fiancee’ was at a client’s house today and the guy told him that if they pick Jindal he’s not voting. A lot of people are awake and aware of the eligibility issue.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: moonhawk

“Jeff Crouere is a Conservative political commentator in the Greater New Orleans area. He has held several positions within the Louisiana Republican Party, formerly including executive director.” Wikipedia

Perhaps Crouere is GOP-e?


18 posted on 05/22/2012 3:28:30 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Beowulf9

Do some homework...learn about Jindal.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 3:30:07 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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20 posted on 05/22/2012 3:30:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: moonhawk

Jindal is a liar.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Signalman

Newt was on Hannity yesterday saying how great Condi would be for VP.

No thanks Newt.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 3:34:24 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: kiltie65

Thanks, Kiltie

It’s got to stop! We’ve had to settle for a lot. But this crosses the line as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been saying ABO up to this point. But If VP is Jindal or Rubio, then I quit.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: sueQ

Exactly.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Brookhaven

“If you read the entire article, you would think Jindal had been a disaster as governor.”


The below is excerpted from C. B. Forgotston at http://forgotston.com/ .
The Advocate is the local Baton Rouge.

“The Advocate states: “[S]tate employment is now at its lowest level in 20 years,…”

So.

Impact on taxpayers

What the Advocate refers to is the number of jobs, not the payroll. Seventy percent of the cost of state government is payroll.

While the number of warm bodies drawing checks from the taxpayers has been reduced, (mostly due to the lack of recent disasters) the cost to the taxpayers, according to the Lege Auditor, since Jindal has been governor, has risen by over $600 Million.

The size of the payroll, not the body count is what affects we taxpayers’ wallets.

Based on the editorial writer’s thinking it would be good news if the state had only one employee even though the payroll increased.”

Yey, Jindal is a conservative. /sarc


25 posted on 05/22/2012 3:50:02 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: NY Cajun

Thanks, NY Cajun...I must, however, jab ya in the ribs. A whole bunch of FReepers cannot read and comprehend more than a few sentences, nor will they take the time to Google Dardenne, Alario, et al. to find out how low Piyush will go to gain political clout.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 4:01:57 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Marketfly1

I remember a few years ago, Jindal’s fundraiser and her male companion were beaten up by a bunch of Democrat thugs, leaving a fundraising event. As far as I know, no one was ever prosecuted for that. Has anyone heard any different? That incident seemed real strange to me.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Marketfly1

I just can’t see Romney-Jindal on a bumper sticker or yard sign. The sound of it is off. From a practical, vote getting standpoint, what would Jindal bring? He stank up the place with an amazingly bad debut rebutting a SOTU address, his voice is weak, and he’s a stiff.

Oh, and he’s not eligible to become President, so all that is moot. You don’t think Democrats would sue and gain actually get a fair hearing on this? I don’t doubt it for one second. They’ll make birtherism cool so fast your head will spin.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 4:17:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Brookhaven

“Consider also that while Romney was a governor, he is also viewed as an establishment insider. Jindal (even though he has been active inside the GOP) has been willing to “rock the boat.” Much like Palin, he’s a GOP governor, but can be independent.”


Come on, Man! Get real. I’ve lived in Louisiana since the Gov EWE redux. Jindal ain’t rocked the first boat. Gov. Walker is boat rocking; Piyush is just riding, and lying to the American people about how great the economy is in Louisiana.

At the beginning of his first term, the leges voted themselves a pay raise...Jindal wasn’t going to veto it; he was going to “let it ride” into law. We, the people had to raise holy hell to get him to push his Veto Pen.

In 2011, I voted for Tara Hollis, and I still shutter.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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