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Monday, September 8, 2008

Rossi Bringing Bobby Jindal to the Pacific NW

This Wednesday, t 6 PM, Dino Rossi is bringing arch-conservative Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to town for a fundraiser at the Bellevue Hilton.

I have heard a little whining that Obama should have put Hillary Clinton on the ticket. Had this happened, I believe McCain would have put "rising star" Jindal on the ticket instead of Palin.

It would have been no different - a pick that would likely have been just as popular with his "base." In either case, it would be a social conservative who was younger and who could be said to represent a new demographic.

In the case of Jindal, he recently signed into law a "chemical castration" bill, which can be seen on video here. He is also an off-shore drilling enthusiast. Although conservatives think nothing of spreading rumors that Obama is a Muslim, Jindal was born a Hindu (to immigrant parents) and converted to Catholicism. Like Palin, Jindal opposes abortion without exception. He opposes stem cell research. He has an A rating from Gun Owners of America. He has voted 97% with the Republican caucus.

Since the Palin choice seems to represent an appeal to the base, I can only imagine that Rossi is taking McCain's lead in trying to use a right wing governor to increase his conservative support while simultaneously trying to play to biconceptuals.


Blogger Phil said...

Excuse me, but I'd like to know just what is so offensive about his having an A rating from the GOA?

I notice that you only mentioned pejoratives about Jindal and nothing about how his leadership of the fine state of Louisiana helped lessen the loss of life during the recent hurricanes in a way that the incompetent Blanco showed us she could have never done.

September 9, 2008 7:07 AM  
OpenID RPope98155 said...

Did this REALLY happen? I haven't been following the news so much.

But there was a major hurricane (Gustav) that hit Louisiana on September 1, with the possibility of another one (Ike) hitting around September 12.

Most of Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge, is STILL without electricity from Gustav, and there is a lot of work to be done down there.

PLEASE tell me that Bobby Jindal didn't fly for several hours to Seattle and back for this Dino Rossi fundraiser, when he has a LOT of work to do in his home state.

-- Richard Pope

September 12, 2008 12:29 AM  

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