PBJ’s campaign launch was as dull as the candidate himself. He gave a boilerplate right wing speech and his attempts at humor were typically cringeworthy: “I’m tanned, rested, and ready to go.” Yes, he said that. I had to explain to the young ‘uns on Twitter than PBJ stole that from Tricky Dick. That kept me briefly awake during Jindal’s sopoforic speech. One would think that word salad would have a crunchy sound but it doesn’t. In fact, PBJ’s speech was word salad without any dressing. Yawn. Here’s how I described the crowd reaction on the Tweeter Tube:
Even the people who schlepped out to Kenna, brah look bored. Variety would call this torpid mitting. #GeauxBobby
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) June 24, 2015
The much ballyhooed protest occurred and more Mad Dogs and Louisianians showed up in the mid-day Kenna, brah sun than expected. The estimates ranged from 100 to 300. It was more like a be-in than a protest since nobody outside the Pontchartrain Center in Kenna, brah thought that PBJ will be the next losing GOP nominee. Some of my Spank krewe mates braved the 90 degree heat and attended. I did not. I’m not a fan of heatstroke but they’re made of Tom Hardier stuff than I am. We’re known for our bumper stickers so this were produced by one of our people:
The only vaguely interesting thing about PBJ’s entry into the race was this bizarre video:
I’m not sure why this was shot via hidden camera like an upskirt video, but they’re trying anything to be different. It’s not working but they’re trying. They did, however, provide grist for Funny or Die’s mill.
PBJ’s speech contained very few sound bite worthy phrases so the Advocate was obliged to run this quote on the front page of its dead tree edition: “We can rock the boat and we will.”
As banal as that quote is, it did give me an idea for a PBJ campaign song, which I offer in my usual spirit of helpfulness and, no, it’s not We Will Rock You:
I hope the token black chick on the platform during the speech can steer the Jindalites in the right direction. It’s Hues, not Hughes like Howard, which reminds me that PBJ could use his own billionaire. Back to the song: the lyrics could use some technocratic PBJ style tweaking as could this logo:
I hope they didn’t spend too much money on that thing. It looks like an inedible candy cane or something that you’d get in a box of Cracker Jack but it’s no prize and neither is the candidate.
I’m glad that the announcement is over so I can go back to ignoring PBJ. He’s the long shot’s long shot what with his 27% rating in Louisiana and his 0.75% standing in the national polls. Dude can’t even crack 1%.
I’ll give the 2000 king of Krewe du Vieux, Advocate Cartoonist Walt Handelsman, the last word:
.@BobbyJindal to announce he's running for Prez. This should be just Ducky! #Louisiana #NewOrleans #Eleccion2016 pic.twitter.com/tFbNBpCTHS
— Walt Handelsman (@Walt_Handelsman) June 24, 2015
3 thoughts on “Yawn: The Jindal Announcement”
The funny or die Jindal Announces to his children video is blocked 🙁
Standard question offered for free to any political reporter who has to talk to any of the Republican candidates: “So, what unique quality or talent or viewpoint do you bring to the Republican field that hasn’t been covered by at least three other candidates?”
Say what you will about Clinton, O’Malley or Sanders, there are differences between them that lead to lively (hopefully respectful) discussions on Democratic boards. But why would a typical Republican voter prefer Scott Walker to Bobby Jindall? Or pull the lever for Rick Santorum, but not Ted Cruz?
@Alger: Try again. I got through at 11PM CST.
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