Skip to comments.Bobby Jindal: Four. More. Years (DID ANYONE HEAR OF THE LOUISIANA LANDSLIDE?)
Posted on 10/23/2011 5:59:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Say, did you hear about the big election yesterday? Well, if you’re like the majority of the country, you probably weren’t even aware anyone was voting on Saturday. But for the politically addicted, you might have known that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was up for another term. So… how did that work out for him? Not too shabby.
Bobby Jindal, a Republican who championed stronger ethics laws in his first term as Louisiana governor, won re-election against nine other candidates in an open primary, according to the Associated Press.
Jindal earned 65.8 percent of the vote in yesterdays ballot, negating the need for a November general election, according to the AP, which declared him the winner. Tara Hollis, a Democrat and schoolteacher making her first bid for public office, came in second with 17.9 percent of the vote, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
Jindal, 40, is the first Indian-American governor in the nation. He was elected on promises to change the states reputation as a nest for corruption. Within months of taking office, he won approval for laws prohibiting public officials from holding state contracts and requiring them to disclose information about their personal finances.
Owing to Louisiana’s somewhat unusual election laws, the primary election in this case automatically becomes the general election. Had some other candidate done better, leaving Jindal with only a plurality victory, they would have squared off again in November. As things stand, the race is over and Jindal secures four more years in office.
Not terribly surprising, since his latest poll numbers show him with a 63% approval rating. (A number which pretty much any elected official in the nation should envy.) His policies of reducing taxes and shifting government jobs to the private sector have brought Louisiana’s unemployment rate down to just over 7%, well below the national average. If we weren’t still locked out of a lot of energy jobs in the Gulf, he could conceivably gotten it down closer to five. (Thanks, EPA!)
This will once again fuel speculation of either a future presidential run for Jindal, (birther nonsense not withstanding) or even talk of a VP slot for him next year. But for now, it looks like Jindal is content doing the best job he can for Louisiana. And a fine job it’s been thus far by all appearances. Besides… the guy is only 40 years old. He’s got plenty of time to ponder his options.
Didn’t hear anything about it in the MSM.
The MSM wants to choose our news for us. They clearly didn’t think that this landslide election was newsworthy.
Not sure but didn’t Jindal Endorse ‘Mittens’ recently?
That would lower my expectations of him somewhat.
Jindal endorsed Perry early on.
I think the state run “media” ignored this election so as to not spoil the celebration of Barry’s big victory in Libya. Barry doesn’t get to spike the ball all that often.
As I said on another post, I didn’t even know LA was having an election. If I didn’t read FR, I wouldn’t have known anything about this.
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I heard the results on a cable news station. Don’t remember which one, but I didn’t even know about the election.
Jindal is not eligible for POTUS or VPOTUS: though he was born in the U.S., his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth.
I congratulate him on his reelection.
Ineligible for VP or POTUS.
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But he is unlikely to do so. He would suffer a huge backlash in the press and he would likely loose a great number of Democrat voters. Then of course he would have a number of problems with Democrat backlash in the State Legislature.
Good for him. I admire Bobby Jindahl, he’s got good ideas, too....and a PhD in Healthcare policy. I’d have him as HHS Secretary in my dream Cabinet.
I don’t think he’s running for President, but he’s completely eligible. His parents’ status doesn’t matter: he’s a natural born citizen of the US, and no court would find otherwise.
The whole question with Obama is not that one of his parents was a foreigner and never even had plans to become a citizen, but that he was possibly born outside of the US. Everybody knows that his father was not a US citizen; the question is where he was born (personally, I think he was born in BC, but that’s a whole different topic).
Very true. I have also wondered if he was born maybe on the way to or from Kenya, in another country where nobody suspects, like maybe Egypt, or India or something depending on which was the airplane went. But, since he coughed up the long form, I am going to believe Hawaii until somebody proves it differently. Which would NOT surprise me one bit.
Newer court interpretations of natural born generally deem it sufficient to be physically born in the US or its possessions, but you gotta know those hypocrite Democrats would give a putative President Jindal a very hard time about it.
He “coughed up” a demonstrable phony. WND was on top of it from the word go. The most charitable interpretation would be that Hawaii just plain lost the original document, so had a Photoshop artist paste together a reasonable facsimile of what it would have looked like, then gave it to Obama and said voila, here you are. But there are much more pessimistic possibilities possible.
Uh, don't you know that Vattel disagrees? And don't you realize that an 18th century treatise (in French) by a Swiss intellectual will be taken by U. S. courts -- up to and including the SCOTUS -- as the controlling legal authority?
Hey, c'mon FRiend, get with the program!
The NBC program, that is.
I think the image is manipulated by Obama to keep the issue alive. But that doesn’t mean it is forged. Although it sure would not surprise me. I bet Obama is laying a trap, and the best way to handle it is to cover all possibilities which are:
1. Obama is a incompetent forger.
2. Obama did it on purpose and is politically very slimy.
3. Obama is too stupid to put up a flattened image even though there is a big controversy going on.
Sooo, all of those suck for a president to be. Which is why I always ask how do you expect Obama to fix a $14 trillion economy when it takes him 3 years to cough up a $14 document, and then screws that up.
His parents had permenant resident status IIRC. That would put them under US jurisdiction.
Wasn’t even mentioned at National Review- I guess he dropped his subscription.
And oddly, Bobby ran as a reformer, and reformers don’t usually serve more than one term in LA.
It got traced back to multiple typewriters on the same word. That’s too blatant to ignore.
Only here my FRiend, only here.
Not my fav GOP'er but way better than most. Because of that the MSN won't cover the election.
Any hard time they give Jindal would have to come back to bite Obama.
Vattel claimed, "The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens."
However, the very first congress, in its first full year, passed the "Naturalization Act of 1790" which said children born to two citizen parents and not born in the country were considered "natural born citizens." That phrase.
The act was repealed in later years but that's not the point.
One, it shows the founders were not strictly limited by Vattel's view. Two, it shows McCain, George Romney and others that birther's decry would've clearly been considered "natural born citizens" buy our founders. Third, the Vattel argument is self-defeating since he says "natural-born citizens" is the same as "native." Fourth, it suggests "natural born citizens" ("natives") means what the Congress says it does.
If any Supreme Court would review this issue, I believe it would find zero distinction between what we call "native born" and what is phrased "natural born" in the Constitution which is just as Vattel did.
Thus, using current law and precedent, the court would only exclude as POTUS or VP candidates those naturalized, those never citizens and, presumably, those who formally renounced U.S. citizenship.
Well that sure explains the tampering to SCOTUS cases to remove Minor from the possibility of discovery by millions of people who will search the internet and never step inside a law library. Yeah. Why go to that length for something so inconsequential..... yeah. Not buying it at all. Just saying.... someone else DID think it important enough to do. Don’t you want to know who? Its a big deal. The truth matters. History matters. Someone tried to erase it. That doesn’t concern you?? Really?
Thank you , Mr. Chief Justice. I think this is straining at a gnat. It is certainly a stretch to say that his parents were mere sojourners. But, all in all, your opinion and mine are both private and of no public force.
Bobby Bump- My governor won in a landslide!
>> Birthers love Vattel but Vattel is clearly not a limiting factor on what the founder’s believed. <<
Oh, shucks! Now you’ve ruined my day!
Rush brought out the fact that Gov. Jindal is a fiscal and SOCIAL conservative but still won!
Let that be a lesson for other social conservative cndidates, who want to water down their positions.