Feb. 24th, 2009

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Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, in the official Republican response to Obama's totally swinging speech tonight:

Jindal: "And 140 million dollars for something called 'Volcano Monitoring'. Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, DC." [05:25]


Dude. I am totally in approval of the government monitoring volcanoes. Those things EXPLODE. (You idiot.)

I've never heard of this guy until now; he was elected governor after I spent a summer in New Orleans. But frell this guy for A) trying to blame the misery of Katrina on the government of now as if it wasn't their administration that totally fucked up, B) exploiting disaster, C) scaring us with gas prices, D) TALKING TO AMERICANS LIKE CHILDREN WITH YOUR INSULTING, APOCRYPHAL PARABLES. and E) unfortunate punning.

And, sure, I only live there for four months so I'm not a native like Jindal, but in my time there the Louisiana citizens I met were the most politically cynical people I've ever talked to in my life. I'm pretty sure the jokes about corruption are still being told over beers and seafood; it's more likely that nobody feels comfortable telling jokes around Bobby Jindal.

I don't understand what the GOP was hoping for with this speech, and with this guy's demeaning, sing-song speech style that sounds like he's addressing a class of third graders. I've heard better Republican speeches than this; I know they exist, somewhere out there. He's making me appreciate our governor, a difficult feat.


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