Gracious!Governor Bobby Jindal’s not backing away from his infamous statement that “something called volcano monitoring” is wasteful.
Jindal said Monday that he feels obligated to speak up against what he considers wasteful spending.
He countered criticism that he failed to offer alternative solutions to resolving the nation’s economic problems. He said he was right to question money for volcano monitoring despite Louisiana’s vulnerability to natural disasters.He
said the billions of dollars that Louisiana received after Hurricane
Katrina should not silence his opinions on other national spending.
a stupid place to dig in your heels. Apparently Jindal is gonna try for the “My style may be corny but my substance is strong” angle. Ok, good
luck with that. Can someone please ask Louisiana’s Whiz Kid Governor whether he
thinks “something called hurricane monitoring” is wasteful?
Since hisFaux Pas on Mardis Gras speech*, I’ve been followingJindal’spoliticalimplosionwith aghoulishfascination. This week was supposed to be his national coming out party, and he blew it. His cheesy line mocking “something called volcano monitoring” was so absurd and hypocritical, I actually think it could haunt Jindal in the long term.
*Feel free to suggest a better name for Jindal’s widely panned national address.