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  •  Jindal is smart and he is a good administrator. (4+ / 0-)

    But he's very bad at politics.  I'm not scared of him.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:27:12 AM PST

    •  I have to disagree somewhat (17+ / 0-)

      He recently had his ass handed to him when he tried to gerrymander some Republican house seats across the Orleans/Jefferson boarder, has so mismanaged the alternative fuel tax credit that we may be looking at $100 million in lost funding, has managed to alienate even some Republicans with his constant travelling during the presidential campaign and refusal to fund health care, and is in deep trouble with the contracts to manage the government employees' health care system.

      Maybe it is a question of perspective, but from here in Louisiana, I am more afraid of him on a national level given the Republican push to put a non-white face on a very white agenda.

      •  you're too close to the situation (3+ / 0-)
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        I hope they do run him.

        I am neither stupid nor am I naive. there is no way jindal can ever become president of the united states.

        people outside of Louisiana do not forget jindal, what he stands for and what he has done and we're never going to forget.

        jindal won't hold up under the klieg lights.

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:14:24 PM PST

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      •  I thought the Republican agenda was to put a White (3+ / 0-)
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        face in the White House.  Strike one for Bobby Jindal.  The fact that he is, just from an optics point of view, sort of a brownish twin of Dennis Kucinich is strike two.  As to Rich's point, Americans don't elect administrators.  

        Jindal, should he run, steps up to the plate with a full count without having ever taken a swing.

        Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

        by Keith930 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:27:10 PM PST

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      •  I agree with you. (4+ / 0-)
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        Gov Jindal had no moral problem cutting millions from Medicare at the same time preaching about the evils of abortion and allowing creationism in the public schools. Or rather what is left of the public school in New Orleans.  The man is a disaster.

      •  Because he can be a non-white candidate (0+ / 0-)

        who does work to extend the system dominated by patriarchy, priviliege and white supremacy, Jindal represents a "stealth" candidate.  Like Joseph Cao, they give up their own heritage and sell out other folks of color in order to get their piece of the pie like others in the GOP party.  

        Except to say, the GOP probably treats him just as badly as they treat other people of color. However, he doesn't care about honor and integrity--just like Romney.  

        When it comes down to it, it's all about money.  

        It's a shame to waste a Rhodes scholar on trying to undermine the progress of this country for simple greed.

        "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

        by politicalceci on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:42:28 AM PST

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    •  He is not a good administrator, unless (3+ / 0-)
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      you mean his ability to create high salary jobs and place yes-men and cronies in them. He is quite effective at destroying institutions which were running well, such as Charity Hospital. He is intent on privatizing everything in the state by giving those contracts to his supporters and quashing any detractors. Two more years, and hopefully, we'll be clear of him, but there are rumors of him going after Mary Landrieu's seat while Vitter goes for the governorship. Thank goodness for New Orleans; here, crackers are something to eat with oysters.

      "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

      by cv lurking gf on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:21:38 PM PST

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