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Jindal says "No Thanks"
Fox News ^ | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 | Fox News

Posted on 07/23/2008 7:27:38 AM PDT by DCRoush

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he does not want to be considered as vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.

” I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once in a lifetime chance to improve our state. We’ve cut six taxes but we’ve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana,” Jindal told “FOX & Friends” on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; jindal; mccain; nothanks
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1 posted on 07/23/2008 7:27:39 AM PDT by DCRoush
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To: DCRoush

poop


2 posted on 07/23/2008 7:29:27 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be McCain/Palin and he can't get up!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Jindal is a real conservative republican. He knows joining this ticket would push him to the center. Its not his time.


3 posted on 07/23/2008 7:30:33 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: DCRoush

However, there will be 100 people on FR who will be complaining tomorrow that they read somewhere that Jindal’s name is up for consideration.


4 posted on 07/23/2008 7:32:22 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DCRoush

Smart man- he has a much better chance in the future with a solid record with a least one full term at LA Governor than by tying his fate to McCain.


5 posted on 07/23/2008 7:32:30 AM PDT by LWalk18
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To: DCRoush
I didn't realize the good citizens of LA dumped Blanco. Hopefully Nagin’s next on the chopping block.
6 posted on 07/23/2008 7:33:39 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Blue Turtle

I agree. Teaming up with McCain would serve to harm Jindal in the long run.

I hope Jindal can be part of the solution to help pick up the pieces after McCain or, God forbid, Obama.


7 posted on 07/23/2008 7:36:17 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DCRoush

His success at the next level will be due to his achievements in reforming the great state of Louisiana. Jumping up to run on a national ticket now makes little sense. He is only 36 years old, anyway....that’s literally half of McCain’s age, which would probably not be an asset


8 posted on 07/23/2008 7:36:43 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Blue Turtle

He would help McQueeg win tho.

Obamba or McQueeg?


9 posted on 07/23/2008 7:37:06 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be McCain/Palin and he can't get up!)
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To: DCRoush

Smart man...


10 posted on 07/23/2008 7:38:50 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If McCain does not pick Palin he is an idiot. Disgruntled Hillary voters would put him over the top. She is also a REAL conservative


11 posted on 07/23/2008 7:38:57 AM PDT by lincolnton
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To: DCRoush

"I want to announce that Ive chosen little Lindsey Grahamnasty to be my Vice President.

Together we will continue screwing the conservative movement up one side and down the other. Buenos Dios"

12 posted on 07/23/2008 7:39:07 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
The only case in history of a VP on a losing ticket coming back to win the presidency is FDR in 1920.

Jindal is smart to rule himself out.

13 posted on 07/23/2008 7:41:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: ilgipper

Whom should Sen. McCain choose, for his running-mate? I think that, since he’s a westerner who has been a U.S. senator and representative, he should balance the ticket by choosing a conservative who has been a governor from a state that is in the eastern half of the U.S. John Ashcroft would be the perfect choice. Although he ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate and lost to a dead man, he was later the U.S. Attorney General for four years, during the war against terrorism. That experience would help him, as the running-mate and as the VP.

If McCain wins the election, whom should he nominate for some cabinet positions? I think that he should nominate these people: Secretary of State, Dirk Kempthorne; Sec. of Treasury, Ed Schafer; Sec. of Defense, Mel Martinez; Sec. of Homeland Security, Asa Hutchison; Attorney General, John Sweeney; Sec. of the Interior, Richard Pombo; Secretary of Agriculture, Frank Keating; and Chief of Staff, Newt Gingrich.


14 posted on 07/23/2008 7:42:50 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: DainBramage

I don’t recall seeing this picture with Hunter in it.

Could Hunter actually be on the list? In my opinion, that’s the “Cheney” pick, lots of experience, quiet, conservative, sticks to principles, doesn’t give a rats ass about what other pols think, has already pulled himself out of reelection contention, doesn’t appear to be a power hungry pol like the rest of them.


15 posted on 07/23/2008 7:43:02 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: lincolnton

Do you really want to do that to her, she has a future, no sense in killing it so soon.


16 posted on 07/23/2008 7:43:22 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: lincolnton

I agree with you on Palin, I hope he does pick her, but it looks like it’s not going to happen. I keep reading about:

Rob Portman
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney
Tom Ridge

Of all these names I support Ridge the most, conditioned solely on the fact that he takes the pro life pledge identical to the one GHWB took at Reagan’s insistence in 1980. But, I still hope he picks Sarah.


17 posted on 07/23/2008 7:43:31 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
He would help McQueeg win tho.

Thinking in the long term, Jindal is one of our best prospects- why waste him on McCain? I am not a huge Romney fan but he would not be a horrible choice for the job of VP- experience and talent to take over if something happens to McCain. The ability of VPs to bring in votes in overestimated, IMO.

18 posted on 07/23/2008 7:43:54 AM PDT by LWalk18
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To: DCRoush

Good judgment on Jindal’s part. He will finish a very successful governorship and his credibility will increase ten fold.


19 posted on 07/23/2008 7:46:58 AM PDT by DManA
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To: moose2004

Ridge is sooo boring. We don’t need another boring candidate on the ticket. Ridge is a competent administrator, not a great politician.


20 posted on 07/23/2008 7:47:46 AM PDT by twigs
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To: LWalk18

My take exactly. I never cared for Romney that much, but he brings talents that McCain needs. I think he’d make a great VP.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 7:48:59 AM PDT by twigs
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To: moose2004

Sorry, y’all. It’ll be Mitt. Mitt’s got the money and just enough conservative views to appease some of the base. Also, the money. Mitt’s waaay rich, and he’s more than willing to throw a lot of that cash behind McCain’s effort in order to position himself for the nomination in 2012. Win or lose.

It’s too bad that such naked ambition will be rewarded by McCain.


22 posted on 07/23/2008 7:49:05 AM PDT by Disgruntled_Voter
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To: DCRoush
” I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once in a lifetime chance to improve our state. We’ve cut six taxes but we’ve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana,” Jindal told “FOX & Friends” on Wednesday.

This is not news, Jindal's statement is verbatim what he has been saying for months, and has not taken Jindal the least bit out of contention.

Compare Jindal's statement to the Sherman's definitive rendering:

"If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve."

23 posted on 07/23/2008 7:49:05 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Clint N. Suhks
That would be like consuming the seeds for next season. Nobody real cares about the VP anyway.

He would help McQueeg win tho.

24 posted on 07/23/2008 7:49:14 AM PDT by DManA
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To: twigs
Last night on The Panel, both Kristol and Birnbaum said it would be Tom Ridge. I cried! Why on earth...boring is right. What does he offer besides PA?
25 posted on 07/23/2008 7:51:05 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: DCRoush

I wonder if he would like to run up here to Michigan when he’s done in Louisiana. We could use some help here.


26 posted on 07/23/2008 7:51:30 AM PDT by Mrs. P (I am most seriously displeased. - Lady Catherine de Bourg)
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To: DainBramage
Hello my friends---today it gives me great pleasure (screw conservatives) to announce my selection for VP Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sen. Clinton brings years of experience (corruption) and makes the ticket a lot stronger(all those aging, Barack despising loser feminist votes).


27 posted on 07/23/2008 7:51:51 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Disgruntled_Voter; twigs

I actually like Ridge more than Romney. I agree with Rahm Emanuel who said that if Ridge is McCain’s choice you can take PA out of the dem column. I also believe OH would safely remain Red with Ridge as VP. But, I still like Palin.


28 posted on 07/23/2008 7:55:59 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: lincolnton

Don’t count on the disgruntled Hillary voter vote. Bottom line, these hags are rabid pro-abortion zealots who ultimately will vote to preserve Roe vs. Wade. Not that any of them would ever have to avail themselves of the service....judging by the looks of most of them.


29 posted on 07/23/2008 7:57:50 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: econjack

Quote: “I didn’t realize the good citizens of LA dumped Blanco. Hopefully Nagin’s next on the chopping block.’

No, hopefully Landrieu is next.


30 posted on 07/23/2008 7:59:52 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: DCRoush

Wise move. If he took it he’d be acting too soon, with only a few months as governor. Better to wait and maybe run some time in the future when he has proven himself.

Also, if he took it and lost, he would be finished, wiped out, no more chances.

Haley Barbour would make more sense if you want a governor from that part of the country.

The problem is, the conservative movement was gaining momentum during the early Bush years, but nobody was being groomed for the job. And then the pros stuck a lousy RINO into the works.

I’d settle for Fred Thompson, presuming that McCain could twist his arm hard enough to persuade him to run. That would wake up the Evangelical vote, I believe, and pull lin the conservative base.


31 posted on 07/23/2008 8:02:13 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LWalk18

Exactly. Good move Jindal. Save yourself.


32 posted on 07/23/2008 8:03:18 AM PDT by baclava
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To: moose2004
I don't know about that. I live in PA and never cared for Ridge. Can't quite put my finger on the reason. I only voted for him because I'm a loyal Republican. My husband feels the same. We would NEVER vote for a candidate because of Ridge as VP, but because I'm loyal, I won't let that cause me NOT to vote for McCain. I would be very disappointed, however. I think Ridge would be another step to McCain losing the election. I think Rahm is playing a psychological game with voters.
33 posted on 07/23/2008 8:12:14 AM PDT by twigs
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To: lincolnton
I think we got Alaska locked up.

Palin is wonderful but I think we need more of a minority vote than just the Estrogen Bot vote.

I'm just sayin’...

34 posted on 07/23/2008 8:15:03 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be McCain/Palin and he can't get up!)
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To: LWalk18
why waste him on McCain?

Because this is now. The Supremes that will be picked next term are crucial.

35 posted on 07/23/2008 8:16:56 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be McCain/Palin and he can't get up!)
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To: Miss Didi

He’ll bring a majority of Catholics, he’s bigtime pro Second Amendment, he would help keep OH Red and I believe he would help in NH. Ridge is boring, I agree, but he’s also someone McCain trusts, similar to the trust between Bush and Cheney.


36 posted on 07/23/2008 8:19:29 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: twigs

With all due respect I don’t agree. I want to make it clear that I’m a Palin fan, not a Ridge fan, but I believe Ridge would put McCain over the top in PA, help keep OH Red, help immensely with the Catholic vote, help Mac in NH and be a loud proponent of the 2nd Amendment. I could go with Ridge (if he takes the pro life pledge), I’m not so sure about Romney.


37 posted on 07/23/2008 8:26:28 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I just don’t think that Jindal will be the difference between victory and defeat in 2008, and if he is part of a losing campaign (or even a winning campaign and a caretaker presidency) he may damage his future chances for the presidency down the road. Frankly, we can’t afford to waste his potential, IMO.


38 posted on 07/23/2008 8:28:01 AM PDT by LWalk18
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To: LWalk18
My personal issue now are the Supremes. McQueeg may not get who he nominates the first 10 times but whoever they may be will be 100% better than the “Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg” image that Obomba has promised to nominate.
39 posted on 07/23/2008 8:39:13 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be McCain/Palin and he can't get up!)
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To: econjack; DCRoush
I didn't realize the good citizens of LA dumped Blanco. Hopefully Nagin’s next on the chopping block.

Blanco was so damaged by her response to Hurricane Katrina that she was asked by the LA state DemocRAT Party not to run for reelection in 2007. Nagin has already been reelected as Mayor of NO.

40 posted on 07/23/2008 8:43:13 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: twigs
I agree, twigs. And I think that the Dems and Drive-Bys (same deal) would tie Ridge with W and it would be non-stop McCain-Bush, McCain-Bush.
41 posted on 07/23/2008 8:44:03 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: moose2004

I just don’t think that Ridge carries that kind of credibility in PA.


42 posted on 07/23/2008 8:45:11 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Clint N. Suhks
My personal issue now are the Supremes.

I understand but I think ultimately the VP on either side will not be a huge factor on Election Day. Voters will choose between McCain and Obama, and who Americans feel comfortable with as leader of this county.

43 posted on 07/23/2008 8:45:26 AM PDT by LWalk18
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To: Miss Didi

You’re right. I hadn’t thought about the tie-in with the president. I was just reacting to Ridge.


44 posted on 07/23/2008 8:46:23 AM PDT by twigs
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To: DCRoush

Bobby has already proven his willingness to tell the media one thing over and over and over again, and then do the exact opposite when it becomes politically expedient.


45 posted on 07/23/2008 8:46:57 AM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: DCRoush

A person to watch in four to eight years.


46 posted on 07/23/2008 8:47:35 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: LWalk18

I’ll go with Tom “water-me-twice-per-week” Ridge. Why ruin a good person with the “Tin Man”. Let’s see who the other two losers will be running with these two losers.


47 posted on 07/23/2008 8:49:04 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Miss Didi

A good point.


48 posted on 07/23/2008 8:51:02 AM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

When in front of a leftist crowd recently, McCain said, “I voted to approve Ginsberg and Breyer, so don’t worry about me.” Paraphrased.

I don’t have much faith in this guy on this issue... well on just about any issue.


49 posted on 07/23/2008 9:01:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Oh my coolaide has a fist name, it's B A R A K, my coolaide has a second name it's J U A N Y...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
The Supremes that will be picked next term are crucial.

The only "crucial" decisions will be who will be confirmed by the Democrat and RINO Senate. I don't think their would be much difference if McCain or Obama were president. McCain is closer to Kennedy than Obama and McCain would probably let Kennedy do the vetting of any SCOTUS justice. Obama might listen to some other liberal Democrat. The end result will be the same.

50 posted on 07/23/2008 9:13:39 AM PDT by Prokopton
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