Did anyone think Jindal sounded particularly folksy tonight? I know he can speak. In fact, we all know he is smart, even if he is a bit crazy with the far right fundamentalist Christianity. Well, actually, why don’t you decide?
His response to Obama’s Address: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29374285/
And second, Gov Jindal on Meet the Press: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29330668#29330668
Not that you have decided, even David Brooks of The New York Times thinks Jindal’s speech was insane:
JIM LEHRER: Now that, of course, was Gov. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, making the Republican response. David, how well do you think he did?
DAVID BROOKS: Uh, not so well. You know, I think Bobby Jindal is a very promising politician, and I oppose the stimulus because I thought it was poorly drafted. But to come up at this moment in history with a stale “government is the problem,” “we can’t trust the federal government” – it’s just a disaster for the Republican Party. The country is in a panic right now. They may not like the way the Democrats have passed the stimulus bill, but that idea that we’re just gonna – that government is going to have no role, the federal government has no role in this, that – In a moment when only the federal government is actually big enough to do stuff, to just ignore all that and just say “government is the problem, corruption, earmarks, wasteful spending,” it’s just a form of nihilism. It’s just not where the country is, it’s not where the future of the country is. There’s an intra-Republican debate. Some people say the Republican Party lost its way because they got too moderate. Some people say they got too weird or too conservative. He thinks they got too moderate, and so he’s making that case. I think it’s insane, and I just think it’s a disaster for the party. I just think it’s unfortunate right now.
This transcript is from: http://www.mydd.com/story/2009/2/24/231144/772