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Jindal: Never Vetted for VP
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/11/jindal_never_vetted.html?nav=rss_blog ^ | Chris Silliza

Posted on 11/10/2008 11:32:34 AM PST by Def Conservative

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1 posted on 11/10/2008 11:32:35 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

Very smart career move.


2 posted on 11/10/2008 11:33:28 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

LOL, he could see it from a mile away


3 posted on 11/10/2008 11:34:03 AM PST by Def Conservative (Palin, Jindal, Pence, Sanford, Steele= the new GOP...out with the old)
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To: Def Conservative

They didn’t vet a guy for VP who had been governor for roughly eight months. Gee, what a shocker...


4 posted on 11/10/2008 11:34:12 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: pissant
Beat me to it.
5 posted on 11/10/2008 11:34:20 AM PST by jpf (World Champion Phillies!)
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To: Def Conservative

this guy is sharp...and it now sounds like he has a sharp inner circle.


6 posted on 11/10/2008 11:34:54 AM PST by housedeep
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To: Def Conservative

Very smart man.


7 posted on 11/10/2008 11:34:58 AM PST by GnL
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To: Def Conservative
Jindal was approached by McCain forces to gauge his interest in the vice presidency and told them he was not interested in being vetted due to his desire to continue on with his current job, to which he was elected just one year ago.

The title is an attempt to drive a wedge with those who like Jindal, however, the real story should be Jindal didn't want the job (at this time.)

8 posted on 11/10/2008 11:35:30 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Def Conservative

I’m filing this one under “It doesn’t matter now”


9 posted on 11/10/2008 11:35:42 AM PST by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Def Conservative
MeCain application: Conservative Need Not Apply

..till he realized he would become the biggest presidintail loser EVER!!

10 posted on 11/10/2008 11:35:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Mr. Silverback

True, instead the vetted the one who had 20 months.


11 posted on 11/10/2008 11:35:55 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I guess maybe because he said on more than one occasion he wasn't interested in the job.
12 posted on 11/10/2008 11:36:04 AM PST by Perdogg (Gov Sarah Palin - President 2012)
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To: Def Conservative

I have a coworker who voted for Obama that said he likes Jindal because he is “moderate”. Uh...ok.

Jindal seems like he runs a smart ship so I look forward to 2010/2011 regarding his interest level.


13 posted on 11/10/2008 11:36:52 AM PST by smith288 (Obamunism! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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To: Def Conservative

14 posted on 11/10/2008 11:37:43 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Def Conservative

Smart move on his part it seems but he still has to prove himself over time. He’s never had a long tenured job which scares me a little. I know executives move from job to job quite a bit but still I’d like to see he performance in a position over a longer period of time.


15 posted on 11/10/2008 11:39:03 AM PST by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I’ve been making the same case, and of course, getting flamed for it.
The guy isn’t tested, he doesn’t have the experience. Don’t get me wrong, he may very well be the next Reagan that swings the pendulum back to conservatism. But we don’t know.

What bothers me is how many people are jumping on his bandwagon just because he’s a minority — just as they did with Powell and Rice, who ended up stabbing us in the back.

I don’t accept the premise that the GOP must run a minority to compete. We must run a tried-and-true conservative, and one that can express the views of conservatism clearly, succinctly, and appealingly, which is exactly what Reagan did. I really don’t care what the race or gender of that person is, only that they can articulate the views and have a track record of abiding by them.


16 posted on 11/10/2008 11:39:59 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are useful idiots. They are the pawns of Leftists.)
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To: Def Conservative

Jindal’s a Rhodes Scholar. Unlike Clinton, he finished his studies. He’s a very smart man! He saw the train wreck coming.


17 posted on 11/10/2008 11:41:54 AM PST by castowell (...and all weez can say is "Merci beaucoup." - BHO, 7/8/08)
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To: Def Conservative
He is from Louisiana, and they don't take too kindly to that vetting stuff. Going with a presidential candidate from Louisiana is about as silly as going with a presidential candidate with a muslim name 7 years after the 9/11 attacks. Trouble is, silly don't work so good for Republicans...
18 posted on 11/10/2008 11:42:40 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

On board with your thoughts. Agree.


19 posted on 11/10/2008 11:43:19 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I am not really sure what his views are. There is a lot of bandwangoning here because he is a minority. We don’t know his views on the uses of government, economics, or immigration.


20 posted on 11/10/2008 11:46:14 AM PST by Perdogg (Gov Sarah Palin - President 2012)
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To: Def Conservative

Even if he wanted to run as VP he could not have served as Pres if McCain dropped dead on Jan 31, 09, he is too young. 2012 is a different story.


21 posted on 11/10/2008 11:47:32 AM PST by biff
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To: mnehrling

I agree.


22 posted on 11/10/2008 11:49:14 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: smith288

Funny thing is, the same thing happened to me yesterday. A friend—Obama supporter—told me she likes Jindal because he’s moderate. I didn’t try and persuade her otherwise.

Maybe Jindal can fool the public like Obama did.


23 posted on 11/10/2008 11:51:03 AM PST by Def Conservative (Palin, Jindal, Pence, Sanford, Steele= the new GOP...out with the old)
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To: biff

Jindal is 37; Constitution requires 35. He’s not too young.


24 posted on 11/10/2008 11:51:03 AM PST by Campion
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To: Def Conservative

Is he willing to release his birth certificate? Just saying...


25 posted on 11/10/2008 11:51:57 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: pissant
True, instead the vetted the one who had 20 months.

Yes, but she had executive experince going back further than that. And though people might scoff at being a mayor or agency commissioner, executive experience at any level is valuable compared to being in the legislature where few people lead and the buck is easy to pass. Of course, Jindal has that too, having run a state agency and a hospital system before he went for elected office.

Palin's the only reason this wasn't a 15 point blowout. That takes nothing away from Jindal as far as I'm concerned; I hope he whips Louisiana into shape and then makes it to the White House sometime soon. If I were McCain I never would have looked at him simply because the opportunity in LA is something we might get once in 20 or 30 years, and he may be the only guy in the state who can take care of it.

26 posted on 11/10/2008 11:54:42 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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27 posted on 11/10/2008 11:57:51 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Def Conservative

You can bet the house that the MSM will vet him just like they did Sarah (and didn’t vet Obama).


28 posted on 11/10/2008 11:58:11 AM PST by willk
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To: Def Conservative

You can bet the house that the MSM will vet him just like they did Sarah (and didn’t vet Obama).


29 posted on 11/10/2008 11:58:13 AM PST by willk
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To: Def Conservative

Jindal played it smart to stay away from McCain. I also think, however, that Palin played it smart by taking the gig. There is no way given her gender and the remoteness of
Alaska that she could have ever generated this much buzz on her own. She became a household name at no cost to her.

She was probably partly happy that she last b/c she knew that a McLame presidency would tarnish her forever. She can remake herself in 4 years.


30 posted on 11/10/2008 11:58:56 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Demoralize his base, Blame him for everything.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Well, I won't flame you, but I can't agree completely. He's never had to look down the barrels of an international crisis, but he's got a ton of executive experience (and a good record) in a difficult field.

I think we'll know by primary time if he' the guy...either to be the top of the ticket or go in as Palin's veep. And in general I agree with you: Caution is advised with Jindal or ANY name that's being shopped around four years before the next primary.

31 posted on 11/10/2008 11:59:31 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Def Conservative

Bobby’s a good man, but he now has an image that may be a bit too geekish and wonkish.

If he wants support from AH-nold and other “he-man” types, I guess he’d better hire a personal trainer, lift some weights, learn to do squats, and put a little meat on those thin arms and legs!

(Or would he then lose support from the single women and the other “sensitive” folks who voted for the Big 0?)


32 posted on 11/10/2008 12:00:51 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Def Conservative

Smart man. This election was a boondoggle, he needed to stay out of it.


33 posted on 11/10/2008 12:01:09 PM PST by Cathy
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To: biff

No, he’s 37 now, he would have been able to serve. The Constitutional age requirement is 35.


34 posted on 11/10/2008 12:01:09 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Def Conservative

Jindal should run in 2016. Why? Hussein’s loyal cult will likely disintegrate for the most part, and dumb Americans will want to elect another non-white guy just to go along with the trend. It will be a win for sure.


35 posted on 11/10/2008 12:01:29 PM PST by couchpotatoxxx12
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To: deport

It’s what he does on those jobs that counts. He is an efficiency genius who instinctively knows how to streamline things down to the bare bones while providing more services in return. He is solutions/results oriented.


36 posted on 11/10/2008 12:02:18 PM PST by CajunConservative (1.20.13 - The End of an Error)
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To: pissant

Dang straight!

Mike Ramirez should just get the Pulitzer for catooning every year until he retires.


37 posted on 11/10/2008 12:02:18 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Campion

Me bad.


38 posted on 11/10/2008 12:02:30 PM PST by biff
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To: Mr. Silverback

Sarah added 13 points to the total. That is the best estimate that I have seen.


39 posted on 11/10/2008 12:05:09 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Def Conservative

My neighbor wasn’t either.


40 posted on 11/10/2008 12:06:32 PM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: Def Conservative

My neighbor wasn’t either.


41 posted on 11/10/2008 12:06:38 PM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: Hawthorn

who cares about Ahh-nold’s support, freakin Rino supports No on Prop 8.


42 posted on 11/10/2008 12:07:54 PM PST by AmericanSamurai
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To: CajunConservative
He is an efficiency genius who instinctively knows how to streamline things down to the bare bones while providing more services in return. He is solutions/results oriented.

Though I refuse to get hyped up (it's four years out, we have to fight Obama for at least the next three before we deal with the primary) I would note that he and Palin would make a great team for this reason. If his term as governor is successful, they'll both have a reputation as proven reformers. Then, Palin (with a bit of seasoning and preparation) serves as the idea woman/leader of the movement type, and he gets the job Al Gore had in the first term (rework the government) and actually does it.

43 posted on 11/10/2008 12:08:12 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Def Conservative

I’m very excited to see what happens with Jindal after he ripens on the vine for just a tad more. He’s one the faces we should be seriously looking at for the future.


44 posted on 11/10/2008 12:08:34 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: texmexis best

How did they arrive at that conclusion?


45 posted on 11/10/2008 12:09:33 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (It's time to turn about, like Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Let's punch them out of their boots!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

He does. He’s getting a lot done here in Louisiana. He handled two major hurricanes in less than two weeks with flying colors. When FEMA screwed up again( major f’ups), he came up with COMMON SENSE solutions that got the job done better than what FEMA could have ever done and a whole lot cheaper.

He was tireless and more importantly able to think quickly on his feet. He expects those who work under him to produce the right results and if they don’t they are fired. That was just for the response to the hurricanes.

He is gaining valuable executive experience cleaning up the mess that is Louisiana government.


46 posted on 11/10/2008 12:11:13 PM PST by CajunConservative (1.20.13 - The End of an Error)
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To: Def Conservative
(Jindal)..."told them he was not interested in being vetted due to his desire to continue on with his current job, to which he was elected just one year ago."

His stock just went up in my book.

47 posted on 11/10/2008 12:12:02 PM PST by airborne (Adversity doesn't build character. It reveals it!)
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To: CajunConservative

He maybe the greatest thing since sliced bread but I still want to see his results over a longer period of time. I don’t think he’s served in any position more than two to three years before moving on to another job. It’s normal for a new executive to come in an make changes as that is what they are supposed to do. It’s the ability to preform over a longer period of time that will decide if he’s the person to rise to the Presidency, imo. He’s got that chance now as governor and could have six years or so as a guage before he gets serious about the 2016 run.


48 posted on 11/10/2008 12:16:56 PM PST by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I think it was a statistical analysis. My impression was that it was likely true.


49 posted on 11/10/2008 12:17:49 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Perdogg

http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Bobby_Jindal.htm


50 posted on 11/10/2008 12:19:27 PM PST by CajunConservative (1.20.13 - The End of an Error)
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