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Lot of angels hovering these days, voices of high authority proclaiming, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all Republicans."

Well, almost all. Archangel Kristol's thrown the anti-taxers under the elephant cart. Archangel Huckabee welcomes all but the brown-bashers to the New Jerusalem. The angels, it seems, are picking least-favorites.

Which brings us to the littlest angel, my governor, who has declared the path to GOParadise is the way of the "not-stupid party."

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Okay, now we're on ground I understand.

I'm pretty stupid. I'm not saying I'm an expert, as that would imply great knowledge or insight, but I do know some basic things about stupid.

Stupid is the natural state of man. That's why we don't let newborns drive. Stupid must be shed and replaced with not-stupid over time, and smart people have come up with some great tricks for that.

There's this thing called "education," a tool so effective in inculcating not-stupid that societies dedicate public treasure to promote it. Some societies, at least.

Our littlest angel, not so much.

In his tenure as governor, he has cut budgets for higher education by over 40%, raided every state university not in walking distance to Tiger Stadium, literally zeroed out the state budget for libraries and grabbed a good chunk of the pittance we use for elementary and secondary education to fund a voucher program for institutions that teach six-millenium-geology.

To say our governor is worst in the nation vis a vis education is no hyperbole. The merest google of "Jindal education" will give you an idea. Top results do not refer to the governor's own academic background.

Watching Republican pols attempting to U-turn on a dime in the wake of Derision 2012 is pretty funny. Overnight, deficit hawks morph to golden geese of Medicare and bigots shout, "Bienvenidos!"

But none of these living embodiments of irony stand out quite so much as Bobby Jindal leading the faithful to the Land of Not-Stupid.

Take it from a guy who knows a thing or two about stupid.

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Originally posted to Crashing Vor on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:44 AM PST.

Also republished by Your Government at Work.

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