U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) promises not to suck as bad as Bobby Jindal once elected governor, and we wholeheartedly believe and support him in his quest to, uh, not suck.
There. I just gave you the Cliff’s Notes version of the Times-Picayune’s second endorsement of Vitter’s Louisiana gubernatorial bid – an editorial encore that calls into question whether this once vaunted New Orleans institution should be entrusted to pontificate about anything more substantive than the Saints’ desperate need to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. (He still has a job?!)
These days, my hometown rag The Times-Picayune is skinnier than an Olsen twin, and about as knowledgeable on New Orleans as Mary-Kate and Ashley combined. The paper’s sagging finances and decreasing news hole – similar maladies afflict old media enterprises across the nation – is no excuse for its editorial board’s recent brain fart, uh decision, to back Sen. David Vitter for governor.
Hint: It's not Alex Trebek.
… No, really? Do you?
There’s no wrong answer. Take it from me. I was recently confronted with this question.
After surveying my driver’s license for my date of birth, the clerk at the convenience store nearest to my house looked at me and in an earnest tone asked, “Do you know what famous person works in Louisiana?” His robust cheeks puffed as he smiled.
I didn’t know what to tell him. I just wanted to purchase a six-pack of Miller High Life and go to a friend’s party. I didn’t know I had to pass a quiz first.
Bobby Jindal laughing all the way to the White House? Photo Credit: CajunTomato
Piyush “Bobby” Jindal desperately wants to be President of the United States of America. This is no secret in Louisiana political circles, where Jindal’s naked ambition is a tired joke. American citizens are mostly oblivious to Jindal’s insatiable lust for power, but they will soon become aware. Hopefully, they’ll have the sense to press the mute button on his fast-talking, used car salesman bullshit.
Jindal hit a new low this week when he released his birth certificate to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. As best I can tell, no one questioned his citizenship. Even if they had, Louisiana’s Constitution does not require the governor to be born in this country. This was just a way for him to appeal to “birther” supporters.
Jindal’s birth certificate stunt came a week after President Barack Obama released his birth certificate. Jindal’s release came as a response to an editorial in the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate slamming the governor for supporting the “birther” movement when his parents hail from India.
Louisiana residents have known for a long time Jindal had a wandering eye. They elected him despite his reputation as a career climber. He is a mercenary. He has no allegiance to the state. His allegiance is to himself.