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  • US: Hillary Clinton, Bobby Jindal rule out 2012 presidential bids

    11/22/2010 10:23:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Economic Times ^ | 11/22/10
    US: Clinton, Jindal rule out 2012 presidential bids22 Nov, 2010, 08.42PM WASHINGTON: Democrat and Republican bigwigs, Hillary Clinton and Bobby Jindal , have both ruled out running for president in 2012, with the Secretary of State saying that she was all too content in her current job while the Indian American making it clear that his only political aspiration now is re-election as Louisiana Governor. Clinton, who lost out to Barack Obama in the Democratic primary for presidential candidate in 2008, said she was not interested in running for the top office in 2012. "I am committed to doing what...
  • Jindal blasts Obama administration, calls TSA searches excessive

    11/22/2010 4:58:51 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 10 replies
    "I think the American people are worried when they see an administration worried about reading Miranda rights to the underwear bomber," Jindal said. "[They're] so worried about rights of the terrorists, what about the rights of innocent American travelers?"
  • Video: Bobby Jindal says Obama told him to stop going on TV to criticize him

    11/19/2010 4:26:16 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 19, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Bobby Jindal says Barack Obama told him to stop going on TV to criticize him during the oil spill. In comments meant to plug his new book, "Leadership and Crisis," Jindal told Sean Hannity that Obama was so insecure about his public image that he actually tried to prevent him from making more TV appearances where he would criticize Obama for his failed response to the BP oil spill. Jindal’s new book went on sale earlier this week, and as other media has noted, he really chides the president in a way that sitting governors normally don’t do, which has...
  • Bobby Jindal Hammers Obama in New Book

    11/15/2010 9:23:13 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 15 Nov 2010 | Politico story on Jindal book
    See the link. Jinda accuses Obama of staging the lecture on the tarmac for media purposes, and says Obama was more concerned about the White House's image than the oil cleanup. Complained to Jindal about Jindal complaining about Obama.
  • Possible GOP Presidential Candidates – Fox News’ Bret Baier Profiles LA Gov. Bobby Jindal – Video

    11/13/2010 7:11:00 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News’ Bret Baier profiling Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal as a possible 2012 Presidential candidate. Baier has been doing a “12 in 2012″ Series, in which he is profiling 12 possible candidates for the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination. Jindal said he is “absolutely” for repealing ObamaCare, and that it needs to be replaced with more patient/doctor-centered approaches. If nominated, Jindal would be the first minority ever to run on a GOP Presidential ticket. Jindal said “this war on Islamic Terrorism” is the top Foreign Policy issue facing America. He admitted that his performance in giving...
  • Bobby Jindal hammers Barack Obama in new book

    11/12/2010 10:35:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/12/10 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal uses a new book to portray President Barack Obama as disconnected from the Gulf oil spill, charging that he was more focused on the political aftermath than the actual impact of the crisis.
  • Jindal Calls Obama 'Lackadaisical' in Response to Gulf Oil in New Book

    11/10/2010 6:50:19 AM PST · by topher · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 10, 2010 | via Associated Press
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal calls the Obama administration "lackadaisical" in its Gulf oil spill response in his new book "Leadership and Crisis," laying out his views on everything from health care to energy policy while keeping silent on whether he harbors presidential ambitions. Criticism of Democratic President Barack Obama for the federal disaster opens Jindal's 311-page book set for nationwide release next week as speculation turns to those Republicans who might challenge Obama in 2012. Part autobiography, part conservative manifesto, the book charts the rise of the 39-year-old son of Indian immigrants to the Louisiana governorship...
  • Jindal book rips Obama on spill, mum on ambitions

    11/09/2010 5:16:15 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11.09.10 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal calls the Obama administration "lackadaisical" in its Gulf oil spill response in his new book "Leadership and Crisis," laying out his views on everything from health care to energy policy while keeping silent on whether he harbors presidential ambitions. Criticism of Democratic President Barack Obama for the federal disaster opens Jindal's 311-page book set for nationwide release next week as speculation turns to those Republicans who might challenge Obama in 2012. Part autobiography, part conservative manifesto, the book charts the rise of the 39-year-old son of Indian immigrants to the Louisiana governorship...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ask Pentagon for Info on Potential Obama Challengers (The 4th Reich!)

    10/27/2010 2:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Rick Klein and Luis Martinez
    DNC Requests Records Related to Palin, Romney, Seven Other Possible 2012 Contenders. The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies and nine potential Republican presidential candidates, a clear indication that Democrats are building opposition-research files on specific 2012 contenders even before the midterm elections. An internal Army e-mail obtained by ABC News indicates that the DNC has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for "any and all records of communication" between Army departments and agencies and each of the nine Republicans -- all of whom are widely mentioned as possible challengers to...
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal insists he is "not running [for President] in 2012"

    10/18/2010 1:30:51 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 60 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 18, 2010
    Popular Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal repeated his claim that he won’t seek the Republican Party’s nomination to run against President Barack Obama in 2012, Fosters Daily Democrat reported. During a campaign stump for GOP gubernatorial candidate John Stephen, R-N.H., in the nation’s first primary state, Jindal said he would not run for the nation’s highest office and, instead, stressed the importance of the upcoming midterm elections. "I'm not running in 2012,” Jindal said during a visit to Salient Surgical Technologies. “We have a lot more work to do [in Louisiana]."
  • Meg Whitman and the GOP's emerging austerity caucus

    10/02/2010 9:43:07 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 133 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 1, 2010 | David Brooks
    (snip) Whitman is representative of an emerging Republican type — what you might call the austerity caucus. Flamboyant performers like Sarah Palin get all the attention, but the governing soul of the party is to be found in statehouses where a loose confederation of uber-wonks have become militant budget balancers. Just as welfare reformers of the 1990s presaged compassionate conservatism, so the austerity brigades presage the national party's next chapter. Mitch Daniels, the governor of Indiana who I think is most likely to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, is the spiritual leader. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey...
  • Cato Institute grades the governors: Pawlenty, Jindal get A's

    09/30/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The fiscal conservative-libertarians at Cato Institute have issued a report card for current governors, and they aren’t exactly generous with the praise. If a C is the minimum passing grade, then just 27 out of 50 states manage to keep from failing the test. At the top of the list, the Wall Street Journal reports, are at least two presidential aspirants — Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal, and a third that gets a B, Mitch Daniels: The Cato report card gives the lowest grades to Governors who proposed or enacted the biggest tax and spending increases, while Governors who cut...
  • Baton Rouge - New Orleans train needn’t be bullet

    08/17/2010 4:00:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 59 replies · 8+ views
    2theadvocate ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Felix Planche
    The biggest enemy of doing something WELL is trying to do it BETTER. For years I have been touting a rail service (Carnival Express) between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, but for some reason the only proponents who have surfaced thus far insist on having a multimillion-dollar, high-speed train that will require a new, expensive, high-maintenance-cost rail system. This proposed zippy train would make one stop between Baton Rouge and downtown New Orleans. It is roughly 45 miles to Gramercy (a good halfway point). Can you imagine a train leaving Baton Rouge, reaching its cruising speed of 120 mph as...
  • Jindal 'absolutely' running for reelection

    08/16/2010 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said this weekend that he is "absolutely" running for reelection next year. The Louisiana governor, who has sometimes been mentioned as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012, said he fully intends to seek a second term. "I'm absolutely running for reelection," Jindal said during an interview with a local NBC affiliate. "You know, there's been a lot of speculation: would I run for another office, would I go to Washington, D.C.? I'm interested in helping to lead our state."
  • The Making of Bobby Jindal

    07/30/2010 2:16:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 30, 2010 | Martha Zoller
    "We don't have time for meetings. We don't have time for red tape and bureaucracy. We're literally in a war to save our coast. Every hour matters. Every day matters."—Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.-La.) Since Bobby Jindal came on the scene as a U.S. congressman from Louisiana, he’s shaken the status quo. He is an unabashed conservative within the Republican Party—a unique blend of the political and business world. He also gave the party some color. Republicans are sensitive about their perceived “color problem,” and Bobby Jindal added a religious fervor and true conservative credentials along with his Indian heritage and...
  • 7/13 Video Summary Of The BP Spill Action

    07/28/2010 11:02:02 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 1+ views
    912 project ^ | July 13th | rightchange
    This is incredible. Very, very well done. Anybody know who this video creator is?
  • Bobby to Bail? Insiders Predict [Louisiana Governor] Jindal Leaving

    07/27/2010 12:18:56 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | July 27, 2010 | Chad E. Rogers
    For some time now, THE DEAD PELICAN has noted the unusual level of interest in the Louisiana Lt. governor's race. There are FIVE candidates currently running for the position! And everyone knows that if Jindal were to quit, the Lt. Governor would take over. There is a growing belief that those in the Lt. Governo's race are NOT running for that position alone: some expect to eventually be the next governor if they win. Some of the speculation is fueled by Secretary of State Jay Dardenne's interest in the position. Some find it curious that he is running. Going from...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    07/22/2010 5:56:06 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 32 replies · 1+ views
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  • Bobby Jindal Gives a Passionate Speech To Louisiana!

    07/22/2010 6:58:58 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 9 replies · 1+ views
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Great Conservative politicians are too few and far between these days, so when we catch one doing something right we like to broadcast it from the Liberty Juice rooftops! Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) addresses his fellow Louisianians with a heartfelt passion, urging and encouraging them to move forward in productivity and to oppose the federal drilling moratorium by saying: “I’ve got one message to the President of the United States, I’ve got one message to the bureaucrats in Washington DC, it’s very simple. We don’t want a BP check! We don’t want an unemployment check.! Let us go back to...
  • Thousands Protest Drilling Moratorium In Louisiana, Governor Jindal Slams Obama (Video)

    07/21/2010 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/21/10 | HAP
    Jindal: The president came down here and said this to me: "Governor, if people lose their jobs because of the moratorium, they can file a BP claim"....If BP doesn't pay, "they can file an unemployment claim" (crowd boos) (Video)
  • Gulf Oil Spill: Latest Plan Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Supports Draws Criticism From ..

    07/07/2010 9:17:57 PM PDT · by willk · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2010 | RON CLAIBORNE
    snip "Scientists and government officials fired back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today, saying homegrown plans he is backing to protect the state's delicate coastline could actually do more harm than good." snip "Jindal flew over Barataria Bay on this 79th day of since BP's Deepwater Horizon well exploded..."
  • Bobby Jindal Signs Landmark Abortion Reforms into Louisiana Law

    07/07/2010 3:37:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Life Site News ^ | July 7, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    BATON ROUGE, July 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gov. Bobby Jindal signed three landmark abortion bills on Tuesday that significantly tighten the state’s regulations on abortionists and their practices, and opt out the state from the national health care reform’s abortion mandates.Jindal signed two bills that were introduced and shepherded through the legislature by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation (LARTL). The Ultrasound before Abortion Act (SB 528) adds strict ultrasound requirements to the state’s informed consent laws.  The law requires abortionists to perform an ultrasound on a woman at least two hours before she undergoes the induced abortion of her...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bills allowing guns in church, changing sex-solicitation penalty

    07/06/2010 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    nola.com ^ | 7/6/10 | Times-Picayune Staff
    Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship. Jindal's office said Tuesday the governor acted on the bill in the past few days after receiving it June 20. Including the "gun-in-church" bill, House Bill 1272 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, Jindal has signed into law 940 of the 1,067 bills the Legislature sent him, vetoed 12, and used his pen to line-item spending measures in four different budget bills.
  • Louisiana Guardsmen to Track Deployment of Oil Skimmers

    07/03/2010 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    AP via WWL.com ^ | 7/2/2010 | AP
    <p>Louisiana National Guard troops will monitor and report the dispatching of skimmers to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill off the state's coast, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.</p> <p>Expressing frustration with a lack of information from the U.S. Coast Guard on how many skimmers are working at a given time, Jindal said a contingent of about 20 troops will assemble data daily and report to the state.</p>
  • 74% in Louisiana Like Job Governor Jindal Is Doing

    07/02/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT · by rob777 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 29, 2010
    Seventy-four percent (74%) of Louisiana voters now approve of the job being done by Governor Bobby Jindal, a 10-point jump from April for the already–popular chief executive. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds that just 26% disapprove of the performance of the Republican governor who has taken a hands-on approach to the Gulf oil leak and been highly critical of the response by BP and the federal government. These findings include 40% who Strongly Approve of Jindal’s job performance and 10% who Strongly Disapprove. Even as oil washes up on their shores from...
  • Frustration mounts for Jindal during tour of Grand Isle

    07/01/2010 5:30:54 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 12 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 7/1/2010 | Bill Capo
    GRAND ISLE, La. -- Hurricane Alex didn't hit Louisiana, but its outer bands caused rough seas and plenty of rain in southeastern part of the state, impacting oil spill response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal was out on the water Thursday checking on Grand Isle. “You can see literally this is some of the oil we just literally have gotten out of the water in the pass. We’re over 70 days after the explosion. There’s nothing in these passes to stop this oil coming right in from Barataria Bay,” Jindal said. Just east of Grand Isle, Jindal watches oil flow through...
  • Bobby Jindal Gives Most Blistering Comprehensive Report On Federal Response To Gulf Oil Spill

    Sean Hannity got Bobby Jindal on the radio today to talk about the Gulf oil crisis and just let him go. One thing is clear: Bobby Jindal does not need a teleprompter to give you the entire run down on the Federal response to this crisis. In fact he spit out so much information I had to listen to this a couple of times because he really does lay it out in detail. The bottom line is what we all know already, that the Feds have botched this oil response royally from day one. But it’s the specifics that Jindal...
  • BP Oil Spill: Jindal Says Feds Must Get In War To Win

    06/29/2010 1:31:59 PM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Bayoubuzz News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Bayoubuzz News
    [Snip]GRAND ISLE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal viewed firsthand a massive and heavy oil slick that is roughly three miles off the coast of Grand Isle where local leaders have been waiting weeks for federal officials to issue a permit to narrow passes and block oil from coming into Louisiana’s wetlands. Governor Jindal called on federal officials to immediately issue authorization for the project so work can begin to stop more heavy oil from hitting Louisiana’s coast. Governor Jindal said, “We saw waves of very heavy bands of oil that are just a few miles off our coast. We know...
  • Gov. Jindal's "Barrier Island" Plan Could Reroute Oil Spill Up Mississippi Delta

    06/27/2010 8:49:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Treehugger, a Discovery Company ^ | 06/26/2010 | Brian Merchant
    Back when I was on the ground in the Gulf, I reported that Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal had announced a plan to stop the oil spill from reaching his state's shoreline: building up barrier islands out of dredged materials to act as a shield. I was skeptical of the plan then, as I was worried that environmental concerns were not being taken into account. It turns out my hunch was correct -- scientist after scientist has now come forward questioning the approach, arguing that it will be expensive, ineffective, and could even make matters worse. One potential side effect is...
  • Jindal Calls For Day Of Prayer Sunday [ECUMENICAL CAUCUS]

    06/26/2010 4:15:12 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 103 replies · 1+ views
    WKRG ^ | 6-24-10 | AP
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Louisiana, for perseverance in coping with the environmental crisis caused by the oil spill in the Gulf. Jindal issued the proclamation Wednesday, 66 days since the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 people and triggered the massive spill. In his proclamation, the governor says "Louisianians all across the world are united in hope for an end to this catastrophic event and pray for the recovery of our coastline, the rehabilitation of our fish and wildlife and the restoration of our extraordinary...
  • Jindal: nobody in Louisiana wants an unemployment check

    06/25/2010 4:39:57 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 17 replies · 2+ views
    WWL 870 AM ^ | Thursday, 24 June 2010 | Chris Miller
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today held a "save our jobs" rally at an offshore services company facility in Houma. The governor had harsh words for the Obama administration. Jindal said the federal judge's ruling this week against the Obama administration's drilling moratorium is like a teacher chiding a pupil for a poor answer in an essay test. "It's not right that thousands of Louisianans are going to lose their job, because the federal government has failed to do its job," said Jindal, who told the crowd that if the federal government would just do its job, safe drilling could continue...
  • Feds Shut Down Louisiana’s Coastal Protection Efforts

    06/24/2010 11:26:17 AM PDT · by Qbert · 107 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/24/2010 | Connie Hair
    Last night, the United States Department of the Interior shut down operations by the State of Louisiana to build a series of sand berms to protect the Louisiana coastline from the massive oil slick that continues to drench unabated the fragile marshes, wetlands and beaches along the Louisiana coastline. The Feds say dredging the sand to build the protective barriers might hurt the environment. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wants to lose precious time and delay the dredging until new pipe can be delivered that would allow dredging in another area that Salazar feels may be less damaging to the ecosystem....
  • Feds halt work on LA sand berms (Now it's Louisiana vs Washington DC)

    06/24/2010 8:28:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Sand berms are an insurance policy meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil spill damage.  The Louisiana sand berm venture involves moving "sand from a mile out in the Gulf of Mexico and pumping it closer in to shore to build manmade barrier islands." Nevertheless, lacking a more formidable idea and one week into the project the federal government decided to shut "down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico."  Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal staunchly supports protecting the coastline with a sandy barricade, which may explain why the "berm...
  • Why I Don't Believe In Nikki Haley's 'Conversion' (NPR whisper campaign)

    06/23/2010 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Drango · 86 replies · 2+ views
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sohini Baliga
    You can't be Indian in the U.S. this week and not have people ask you the million dollar question - "What do you think of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley changing their names and converting?" First, the name thing. Dear Indian parents, with all due respect, have care for your child when you name it in the U.S. Exhibit A: Piyush, which is just an unfortunate name to give a child in this country. Up there with Shital and Ashit, both of which are perfectly good names in India but terrible here. It would have been one thing if Jindal...
  • Containment Cap is Off: Oil Spewing in the Gulf Again [two new deaths related in gulf oil spill]

    06/23/2010 9:14:19 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 64 replies · 1+ views
    6-23-10 | CNN
    Currently being discussed on CNN.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on spill, moratorium [video with Anderson Copper]

    06/23/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 6-23-10 | Anderson Cooper
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper on his frustrations with the response to the gulf oil spill.
  • Jindal vs. Obama: Time to End the Drilling Moratorium

    06/21/2010 12:32:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 15 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 6-21-10 | Mike Brownfield
    First there was Hurricane Katrina, then there was the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal now says that the newest threat to the economy of his state is President Barack Obama’s moratorium on deepwater drilling. Jindal today joined in support of oil service companies who are suing to halt the six-month ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, issued by the Minerals Management Service on May 30. A federal district court judge is hearing arguments on the lawsuit today and will rule no later than Wednesday. In an amicus brief filed with the court, Jindal argues that the...
  • Jindal steps up battle against Obama's 6-month deepwater drilling moratorium

    06/21/2010 12:30:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 86 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6-21-10 | Ben Gemen
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has spent weeks throwing political punches at the Obama administration’s six-month freeze on deepwater oil-and-gas drilling, alleging it will wreak havoc on the region’s already battered economy. Now, Jindal is battling the moratorium in the courtroom, too. Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Sunday filed a legal brief in support of a Louisiana-based offshore services company that’s asking a federal judge to lift the ban. The ban is “effectively turning an environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe for the state,” the brief alleges. The ban is in place while the administration and a...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe @ BigGovernment: "Executive Temperament in Evidence: Bobby Jindal"

    06/19/2010 7:57:48 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 29 replies · 797+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 6/18/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    On Wednesday, I posted a piece, drawing attention to what is now obvious even to Maureen Dowd: that, as an executive, Barack Obama is woefully incompetent. In that piece, I noted the propensity of the American people for electing to the Presidency men with ample executive experience – as generals, governors, cabinet secretaries, and the like. I remarked as well on the poor performance of the four Presidents they elected who did not have prior executive experience; and I suggested that it is time for the Republicans to ask who, in their number, has demonstrated a willingness and an ability...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal could face tough decision on opening his oil spill records

    06/18/2010 8:12:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,104+ views
    ABC 26 ^ | 6/18/10
    Gov. Bobby Jindal could face tough decision on opening his oil spill recordsAssoicated Press ABC26 News June 18, 2010 WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted 77-12 today to ratify Senate changes on a public records bill that would require the governor to grant public access to all state records related to the Gulf oil spill, putting Gov. Bobby Jindal in uncomfortable position politically. House Bill 37 by Rep. Gary Smith, D-Norco, originated as an uncontroversial measure that would allow the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections to discard certain old records. But the Senate earlier this week adopted...
  • Beating Obama and BP: My "beaded" letter for Bobby Jindal

    06/18/2010 4:34:15 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 26 replies · 475+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 6-18-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "I live in Louisiana and Gov. Jindal is WONDERFUL...during Ike and Katrina, the poor man did not sleep for days...we have seen pictures of him leaving mass with his family, his [children] holding rosaries..." --comment from wife n mommy "Every day [during the gulf oil crisis] he tours the coast by helicopter or boat, and [on his return] holds a news conference. No one can say that he was not vigorously engaged...or did not know the facts--every single fact..." --from the blog Catholic Glasses "Work as if everything depended upon you, and then pray as if everything depended upon God." --St....
  • BP Oil Spill: White House Intervenes After Coast Guard Stops Two More Oil-Sucking Barges

    06/18/2010 2:03:02 PM PDT · by I still care · 62 replies · 2,195+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 18, 2010 | DAVID MUIR and BRADLEY BLACKBURN
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has spent the past week and half fighting to get working barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. By Thursday morning, against the governor's wishes, those barges still were sitting idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.
  • Jindal's Moment

    06/18/2010 1:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 1,357+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6.18.10 | Philip Klein
    I'm sure by now, many of you have seen this Drudge-linked ABC News report on the utter confusion in the federal response to the oil spill, to the point where the Coast Guard held up barges Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered with vacuums to suck up the oil. Meanwhile, Jindal's operation to dredge up sand and build artificial islands to capture the oil and protect the coastline is underway, after he fought to gain approval from the White House. It looks like we could be seeing a repeat of Katrina -- where Jindal is the one official who emerges with an...
  • More Obama Incompetence...Oil Sucking Barges stopped

    06/17/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 30 replies · 793+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | June 17, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Today, the Coast Guard stopped oil skimming vessels that were hired by the state of Louisiana...because they couldn't verify if the ships had life preservers and fire extinguishers. Are you kidding me? From ABC News: Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk. So why stop now? "The Coast Guard came and shut them...
  • BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard

    06/17/2010 4:47:19 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies · 1,271+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/bp-oil-spill-gov-bobby-jindals-wishes-crude/story?id=10946379 ^ | June 17, 2010 | BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
    Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Chastises the Coast Guard over Oil Spill Barge Stoppage

    06/17/2010 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies · 1,100+ views
    Nola.com ^ | 6/17/2010 | Richard Rainey
    Gov. Bobby Jindal chastised the Coast Guard today for stopping eight barges equipped with vacuums to siphon oil for an unnecessary inspection Wednesday. "The last 24 hours have been incredibly frustrating," Jindal said at a news conference at Fort Jackson in Buras, following an aerial tour of oil-fighting efforts on the coast. Calling for "more urgency" in the federal government's response to the growing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, Jindal described how it took calls to the White House to clear the way for the barges to commence with cleaning up surface oil today. "Twenty-four hours were lost...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Orders National Guard to Build Barrier Wall Off Louisiana Shore

    06/14/2010 6:47:25 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 108 replies · 3,427+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/14/10 | DAVID MUIR
    Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there's no time left to wait for BP, so they're taking matters into their own hands. In Fort Jackson, La., Jindal has ordered the Guard to start building barrier walls right in the middle of the ocean. The barriers, built nine miles off shore, are intended to keep the oil from reaching the coast by filling the gaps between barrier islands.
  • The Last Straw

    06/14/2010 5:08:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies · 1,525+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 14, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Leadership: FDR said we had nothing to fear but fear itself. JFK asked what we could do for our country. Now we can add Obama's whine about the disaster in the Gulf: "I can't suck it up with a straw." 'Even though I'm president of the United States, my power is not limitless," the president told Grand Isle, La., locals in a video released Friday. "So I can't dive down there and plug the hole. I can't suck it up with a straw. All I can do is make sure that I put honest, hardworking, smart people in place ....
  • Chairman Obama: President acting like he's above it all

    06/13/2010 3:25:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1,492+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2010 | Terry Keenan
    Americans reacted with dismay, and rightly so, last week upon learning that President Obama has yet to meet or talk on the phone with BP CEO Tony Hayward about the Gulf-gush oil disaster. Instead, the President has decided to summon BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg from Sweden to the White House for a meeting this coming Wednesday, his first with BP executives since the rig exploded nearly 60 days ago. Why did the White House reach out first to Chairman Svanberg instead of man-on-the-scene Hayward? Many will surmise that the president, who has said he'd fire Hayward, wants to avoid an...
  • [Louisiana Governor] Jindal says Obama still doesn't get [oil-drilling] moratorium's economic impact

    06/11/2010 7:58:59 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 30 replies · 969+ views
    Nola.com ^ | June 10, 2010 | David Hammer
    With three shuttered oil rigs preparing to leave the Gulf of Mexico for foreign waters, Gov. Bobby Jindal ratcheted up the rhetoric Thursday against the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying the White House still doesn't understand the economic pain the forced stoppage is causing Louisiana workers. Jindal said he had a conference call with President Barack Obama's senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, and appealed to her to shorten the six-month moratorium, arguing that a half-year pause would force oil companies to move drilling operations overseas for years and that the federal government could easily impose new safety standards and...