Monday, June 01, 2015

Everybody Hates Bobby

Our long lost friend Bobby was on TV yesterday.  This is the only way we see him anymore since he ran off to be a star.
Despite his continued insistence that he hasn't decided whether or not to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared this morning on This Week With George Stephanopoulos to talk about this week's slapfight with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the threat of ISIS, what Jindal called "the European nightmare" and other topics.
Dude hasn't quite gotten that big break yet, though
Rounding out the bottom are South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who are tied for 14th place with 1 percent each, while former New York Gov. George Pataki is at less than 1 percent.

The Iowa Poll of 402 likely Republican caucusgoers was conducted May 25-29 by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.
We're not sure if the margin of error potentially puts Bobby at below zero percent in this poll.  Sounds like a Common Core type question anyway.   Besides, as long as ABC News doesn't feel like doing any math, we're not going to worry about it.
Gov. Bobby Jindal on Sunday morning proved once more that the networks’ weekend morning “news” shows are nothing more than platforms for politicians to reprise their shopworn talking points and mendacities without challenge.

This time, Jindal made the manifestly false claim that he has cut state spending by 26 percent. It’s an easy claim to disprove, which I’ll demonstrate.

I know that declining ratings have forced media organizations like ABC to economize, but couldn’t they at least give George Stephanopoulos an unpaid intern or two to research a guest’s record before handing over five minutes of network airtime for that person to blather and twaddle?
See the rest of that post for the answer. Meanwhile, keep those letters to Bobby coming. Here's a good one.
More than any of that, his constituents are frustrated that their governor can’t be bothered to do his day job—and when he does, that his actions are often transparently designed to build a national profile rather than meet Louisiana’s needs.

That’s clear in his refusal to take federal money to expand Medicaid—which, of course, would mean acknowledging there are benefits to Obama’s health care law. But nowhere is it more obvious, or more damaging, than in Jindal’s stewardship of fiscal affairs.
Speaking of fiscal affairs, here's a post-card from Bobby's fans in the legislature. They really do seem to miss him.

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