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McCain To Meet With Jindal

John McCain will huddle with vice presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal during a trip to New Orleans later this week, sources close to the campaign confirm to The Fix.

VP Watch

McCain's trip to Louisiana on Wednesday was the cause of much head scratching in the political world as it was not in keeping with a week of planned stops in battleground states.

But, the meeting with Jindal, who has been the state's governor since 2007, suggests that McCain himself is deeply engaged in the process of picking his second-in-command and that the youthful Jindal is under serious consideration.

(Worth noting: Conservative columnist Bob Novak is reporting -- and Matt Drudge is touting -- that McCain will make his vice presidential pick known by the end of this week.)

Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Jindal, at 37, is widely regarded within the Republican party nationally as one of its rising stars and has been touted as the best choice for vice president by a variety of party luminaries ranging from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) to talk radio celebrity Rush Limbaugh.

In a recent profile of Limbaugh, New York Times magazine reporter Zev Chafets wrote: "As for politics, Rush has already picked his candidate for the Conservative Restoration: Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a 37-year-old prodigy whom Limbaugh considers to be a genuine movement conservative in the Ronald Reagan mold -- 'fresh, energetic and optimistic in his view of America.'" Gingrich has called Jindal "America's most transformational governor."

If McCain picked Jindal, it would have several immediate echoes in the race.

First, McCain would essentially cede one of the main pillars of his argument against Obama: experience. Jindal is a nearly a decade younger than Obama and, although he served in Congress before being elected governor, his foreign policy resume is at least as thin as Obama's.

Second, and more positively for McCain, naming Jindal would be a major symbolic step in fundamentally re-branding the Republican party. Jindal, an Indian-American, would put a whole new face on a party that is widely seen by voters as controlled by old white men.

A Jindal pick is the definition of unorthodox. But, in an election cycle where the Republican brand is as badly tarnished as at any time in recent memory, a "Hail Mary" (or "Hail Bobby") may be warranted.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 21, 2008; 6:26 PM ET
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Posted by: zjp6yahh02 | August 8, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

The article is wrong on one point. Jindal was inaugurated on January 14, 2008. You've added an extra year of experience for him.

Posted by: Uncle Earl | July 27, 2008 6:26 AM | Report abuse

I have been observing all the veep prospect for both sides and I must say that Jindal stuck out the most. Part of it is the age and the ethnicity and the amazing accomplishments but mostly its because this guy is one dedicated governor. I've noticed that at every chance, he promotes Louisiana and promotes businesses, people and their culture. I don't believe this man will forget his LA roots even if he's in the whitehouse as VP. I hope Mccain pick JIndal as VP.

Posted by: bob | July 24, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Jindal for Veep? Yeah, right. What sort of drugs would McCain have to be on?

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Posted by: cbijujiar9 | July 24, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Jindal believes seances can cure cancer having participated in one in college and writing about it.

No Thanks

A loon will not help Mccain win

Posted by: Rohit | July 23, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Help Louisiana, let Jindal be the Veep for McCain.

Posted by: deb | July 23, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

There is indeed a god and I always knew it. I'm happy with all this talk of Jindal being Mccain's VP. I think Jindal is an excellent choice who has great self awareness along with with a solid drive to make things better for all people. I hope Jindal will be the pick, I honestly do hope so. This country needs a problem solver who's actually done it and is good at it. And this is an independent voter talking in case it matters to anyone.

Posted by: Bill | July 23, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

There is indeed a god and I always knew it. I'm happy with all this talk of Jindal being Mccain's VP. I think Jindal is an excellent choice who has great self awareness along with with a solid drive to make things better for all people. I hope Jindal will be the pick, I honestly do hope so. This country needs a problem solver who's actually done it and is good at it. And this is an independent voter talking in case it matters to anyone.

Posted by: Bill | July 23, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

There is a God! For once I agree with Rush. Please, oh please, let McCain choose the crazy exorcist for his running mate. I will wait with bated breath for the twerp to "cure" someone's cancer or rid them of demons at campaign stops. Have the Republicans even bothered to run a background check on this guy? He wrote an essay back in the 90s admitting to carrying out an exorcism on a friend with skin cancer and claim he "cured" her cancer. He's nuts! If the any American is stupid enough to vote for a man who would even consider choosing this lunatic Jindal as his running mate we are in serious trouble.

Posted by: Aurora | July 23, 2008 2:13 AM | Report abuse

Jindal's accomplishements:

1: Toughest Ethics Laws in the Country: Very nice except for the fact that in a last minute, behind closed doors meeting, the Governor's aides change the threshold of enforcing those new laws to criminal standards of reasonable doubt. This is from the "weak" standards of most states of preponderance of evidence. Net result: unenforceable laws which means that the previous limited laws were better since someone could actually be charged.

2: Fiscally Conservative: Championed the largest state budget of all time by over a billion dollars (and LA leads the nation in per capita spending) but touts reduction from previous governors.

3: Cuts wasteful spending: Eliminated $16 million is wasteful earmarks in LA by veto!!!! ... but let a record of $39 million of earmarks become law by signing!!!!

4: Fights unruly legislators: Vetoed absurd pay raises for LA legislators after promising them he wouldn't. But signs into law pay raises for executive officials raising them from the top 10% nationally to the top 1.

I could go on but the record speaks for itself.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Better yet, I would call Jindal the unexpected pleasant surprise in this general election. You know....the kind of unexpected surprises that comes only once in a long while but when it does, we all recognize it as such. My vote is still pending because 3 months is long time to discover new facts and new positions but I have been unexpectely and pleasantly surprised that Mccain may choose Jindal as VP. The senator from arizona will have my full attention. I can see where his heart is now with this pick.

Posted by: Joe | July 22, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

As an actual resident of Louisiana I have to say that Jindal is the only republican I've ever actually voted for but to be fair his competition was sub-par at best. And so far on the job he's already screwed up twice. First he says he's gonna let legislative branch run themselves and then they do what Louisiana politicians do and try and pass through a pay raise for themselves and poor Jindal has to go back on his word (which he never should have given in the first place) and veto it. Then this horrible intelligent creationism thing. Now I see he's bending to the holy rollers who for some reason insist that their views are the only valid ones.
In fact I take everything back maybe he's a good match for McBush. I mean they both are about as stiff backed as a hollow reed that sways which ever way the wind blows. So, by all means make him your veep and lose like you're going to.
If it makes any of you feel better how about we call it "manifest destiny"?

Posted by: musicincursive | July 22, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Jindal just signed a bill into law allowing for the teaching of "intelligent" design in Louisiana's public schools, hardly what one would expect from a Rhodes scholar. No wonder he's the darling of the religious nuts.

He also has never stayed in one job long enough to do much more than leave a big stinking, steamy turd for his successor to clean up. He now proposes to do that with his current job, very true to form.

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Posted by: jv1v3lrwxz | July 22, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Despite having supported ROmney in the primaries, I'd REALLY like to see Bobby Jindal in the VP spot. Very bright; very forthright; politically 'clean'----he is truly a rising star. My strong favorite for the first 'minority president' (though I could care less if he's a minority or not) once McCain's finished his tenure (or, if he loses, once the Republicans go at it again in 2012). I like Romney a lot, and think he'd be at least as good. He is unfortunately vulnerable to nonsensical critiques that nonetheless have just enough traction with malleable voters (too white, too Mormon, too rich) to tip gthe boat towards Obama.
Run, Bobby run...

Posted by: M Lyster | July 22, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Despite having supported ROmney in the primaries, I'd REALLY like to see Bobby Jindal in the VP spot. Very bright; very forthright; politically 'clean'----he is truly a rising star. My strong favorite for the first 'minority president' (though I could care less if he's a minority or not) once McCain's finished his tenure (or, if he loses, once the Republicans go at it again in 2012). I like Romney a lot, and think he'd be at least as good. He is unfortunately vulnerable to nonsensical critiques that nonetheless have just enough traction with malleable voters (too white, too Mormon, too rich) to tip gthe boat towards Obama.
Run, Bobby run...

Posted by: M Lyster | July 22, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain does not need a "Hail Mary" pass as Chris suggests. He's virtually tied with Obama in the daily Gallup and Rasmussen tracking polls. So, while Jindal may be a future player, let's let him develop for a few more years. McCain should pick a well-known and solid second-in-command, someone he trusts. Tom Ridge, Rudy Giuliani or Kay Bailey Hutchison would make an excellent choice and show voters that McCain is his own man and is not in some kind of "Hail Mary" mode as the media would have us believe.

Posted by: Extreme Moderate | July 22, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

All you idiots who think Palin would be a draw for Hillary voters, think again. We didn't support Hill because she has mams. We aren't gonna like Palin the polar bear killer and ANWR driller. She's pro-life. She's crazy and sounds like a dingbat when she speaks. She has a brood of kids and no experience on the national level. City council and mayor of a town of 5,000 compared to Hillary Clinton's experience? It's a slap in the face.

Posted by: Clinton 2008 | July 22, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, oh please, oh please make the candidates' religion an issue!!!!! That would be a God send (pardon the pun) to John McCain. If anybody has something to account for with regards to his religious affiliation it is Mr. Obama and his 20 year friendship with the racist Rev. Wright. Let's not forget, people vote for President not VP, and Senator Obama's troubles with religion run far deeper than Governor Jindahl's.

Posted by: Greg | July 22, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see the Democrats attack Jindal for "inexperience."

At the very least, the Republicans have the good sense to put the "inexperienced" candidate at the BOTTOM of the ticket, not the top.

Plus, Bobby Jindal accomplished more in about a week as governor than Obama has accomplished in his entire life.

Posted by: stickety | July 22, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I wanted Romney and think Romney would make a great VP pick for Mccain. However, I did some leg work on Jindal and I must agree, this guy is very impressive. If authenticity, effectiveness and intelligence has a packaged name, that name would be Pyuish (bobby) Jindal. I will more then support a Jindal pick. LA is very fortunate to have such a man as their governor.

Posted by: Peace (SF) | July 22, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm so excited and I can hide it. I'm gonna lose control and I think I like it! Great choice senator Mccain. Jindal is awsome.....awsomely fabulous! As a citizen of the great state of Colorado I am smitten for Jindal!

Posted by: Bella | July 22, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

This may not mean anything but I have always been a passive voter...you know, I read a few things and I vote...no big woop. However, I'll get active for Mccain if Jindal is the VP....something about this whiz kid that gets me all excited. I have this feeling that this guy Jindal is here to restore something great to our country and I"m happy to be sitting back and enjoy the ride.

Posted by: Char | July 22, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Hail Bobby is correct! I must say, my respect and admiration for Jindal has no end. When I first learned of Jindal months ago, I was sure it was a choice to balance out age and ethnicity but mine oh mine....was I ever so wrong! After learning and listening and researching his records, accomplishments and views, I find myself amazed that such a politician exists. Matters not if you are a dem or a repub or an indie, this country needs a Bobby Pyuish Jindal in Washington. Win or Lose in November, we all should have a great sense of comfort that a Bobby Jindal is in washington. This man, I predict will be known one day as the person who came to washington and raised the standards and the bar on what an effective leader ought to do, should do, can do and will do! I may not agree with all of his positions but I trust, I respect, I admire and I believe in that burning focus and desire he has to make great difference to the lives of what he called "his people" aka, americans. Yes, I'm in full support of a Mccain Jindal ticket.

Posted by: James | July 22, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

It's not Jindal's religion. It's the fact that he's a loon who refuses to beleive the basic tenets of science.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

From reading these comments, it is abundantly clear that there are many pro-obama commenters who are religious bigots. Just because Gov. Jindal is a man of faith who has publicly talked about some aspects of his faith, the obama forces are ready with their usual attack and smear campaign--this time against people of faith. Good luck with that in the heartland where people still believe in God and presidential races are won and lost.

Posted by: why the hostility to religion? | July 22, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Not one independent would vote for a ticket with this guy on it. How are they going to introduce him to the public? It has been more then a year and still some people don't think they know Obama. They will have no idea who the hell he is and won't vote for a ticket with him on it. Especially with the odds like 100 to 1 Mccain will serve out his first term. Mccain will either die in office or have to be remover because he is not mentally fit. He isn't fit now.
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I will predict that McCAin will pick Jindal. It just makes too much sense.

Jindal adds the historic element as a "model minority" minority on the ticket. This may make him more palatable to those who would not vote for Obama purely on race or belief that he is a Muslim.

He will energize the Evangelical base and "Reagan" Republicans and would likely lead to even Dobson and Limbaugh getting fully behind McCain.

He is young, charismatic, extremely intelligent and has as compelling of story as Obama's.

He is Catholic and could help woo over the Hillary middle-class Catholic voters who were so clearly split in number of swing states.

He will bring new image to the Republican Party and could greatly help increase the party's presence Southeast Asian Community

On a policy level, the rise in importance of India as a strategic ally(see the upcoming vote on the nuclear deal) could give Jindal even greater importance and would give him an logical position of importance for foreign policy issues.

His only downside is that of being inexperienced and young. While some may find this to be very damaging, I think it would present very little problems. To refute these claims McCain and Jindal can explain it away by saying that Jindal has as much experience as Obama and that the VP slot is a perfect opportunity for somebody with Jindal's intellect and talent to gain greater experience. Remember the argument between Obama and McCain is that McCain has the experience and will be ready on day one. While a Obama Jindal comparison can't really be made as Jindal is not expected to be ready on day one in the VP slot.

The other downside may be that India Americas will turn against Jindal because of his conversion to Catholicism and that he would be seen as turn-coat of sorts. However, judging by their large financial support for him in his gubernatorial campaign and the fact that the reigning matriarch of India, Sonia Gandhi, is Catholic should help offset or eliminate these concerns.

Posted by: Hsee | July 22, 2008 12:44 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

George Herbert Walker Bush's Vice President was Dan Quayle, not Quail. What a potatoe head.
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AHAHAH. Very clever.

BTW, I guarantee you, if you're commenting online, you'd go see an exorcism irl, if you could. There's a reason there were sequels to the movie.

Posted by: CanadianYank | July 22, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I will predict that McCAin will pick Jindal. It just makes too much sense.

Jindal adds the historic element as a "model minority" minority on the ticket. This may make him more palatable to those who would not vote for Obama purely on race or belief that he is a Muslim.

He will energize the Evangelical base and "Reagan" Republicans and would likely lead to even Dobson and Limbaugh getting fully behind McCain.

He is young, charismatic, extremely intelligent and has as compelling of story as Obama's.

He is Catholic and could help woo over the Hillary middle-class Catholic voters who were so clearly split in number of swing states.

He will bring new image to the Republican Party and could greatly help increase the party's presence Southeast Asian Community

On a policy level, the rise in importance of India as a strategic ally(see the upcoming vote on the nuclear deal) could give Jindal even greater importance and would give him an logical position of importance for foreign policy issues.

His only downside is that of being inexperienced and young. While some may find this to be very damaging, I think it would present very little problems. To refute these claims McCain and Jindal can explain it away by saying that Jindal has as much experience as Obama and that the VP slot is a perfect opportunity for somebody with Jindal's intellect and talent to gain greater experience. Remember the argument between Obama and McCain is that McCain has the experience and will be ready on day one. While a Obama Jindal comparison can't really be made as Jindal is not expected to be ready on day one in the VP slot.

The other downside may be that India Americas will turn against Jindal because of his conversion to Catholicism and that he would be seen as turn-coat of sorts. However, judging by their large financial support for him in his gubernatorial campaign and the fact that the reigning matriarch of India, Sonia Gandhi, is Catholic should help offset or eliminate these concerns.

Posted by: Hsee | July 22, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse


As a Democrat, nothing would make me happier than McCain picking this little religious weenie nut as VP!

Posted by: zzz1204 | July 22, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Please NOTE: Jindal has only been Governor since January 2008 not since 2007 as referenced in this article.

Posted by: CoCo | July 22, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm very excited about a Jindal nomination. He seems as top notch as it comes, and despite the fact that he is much younger than Obama, he is much more accomplished.
A Jindal nomination would excite me enough to register for my absentee ballot, while someone like Romney might persuade me to skip this cycle so I didn't get on the Jury duty list.

Posted by: Exciting | July 22, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"For all you ignorant idiots out there: read your King James Bible."

For all you ignorant idiots out there: put down your King James Bible.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

So you are saying being a Christian is your prerequisite to be elected to office? Would you even vote for anyone else as long as they were honest?
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For all you ignorant idiots out there: read your King James Bible. Exorcisms were done by Jesus Christ, and have been done by devout Christians ever since -but not by using Catholic religion's foolish methods.
I would not hesitate to vote for Jindal: if he is Christian enough to believe in the true Christianity! It's the unlearned so-called Christians whose ignorance and atheism stops their effectiveness: if Jesus did it, it's good enough for anyone!

Many people rate Jindal as a genuine whiz-kid, and say he is doing a great job as Gov.

I am completely opposed to immigration, but if yellow-bellied White Republican men won't stand up and be elected, yes; I will vote for Jindal. We need some good Americans in office, even if they are mostly foreigners, but only if they can tell the truth -instead of dozens of unsubstantiated lies as Hussein does!

Posted by: Preacher1 | July 22, 2008 11:36 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

For all you ignorant idiots out there: read your King James Bible. Exorcisms were done by Jesus Christ, and have been done by devout Christians ever since -but not by using Catholic religion's foolish methods.
I would not hesitate to vote for Jindal: if he is Christian enough to believe in the true Christianity! It's the unlearned so-called Christians whose ignorance and atheism stops their effectiveness: if Jesus did it, it's good enough for anyone!

Many people rate Jindal as a genuine whiz-kid, and say he is doing a great job as Gov.

I am completely opposed to immigration, but if yellow-bellied White Republican men won't stand up and be elected, yes; I will vote for Jindal. We need some good Americans in office, even if they are mostly foreigners, but only if they can tell the truth -instead of dozens of unsubstantiated lies as Hussein does!

Posted by: Preacher1 | July 22, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Not to be politically incorrect but, how about someone who talks to invisible people in the sky?

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PLEEEEEASE PICK THIS NUTTER!

Anybody who claims to have seen a demonic posession would become a national laughing stock among normal Americans immediately.

Posted by: sequoia | July 22, 2008 10:46 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

What would it mean? It would mean an important memo he may have to respond to instantly he will not even be ably to understand and respond to correctly. He will need, he already may, need someone at his side at all time to be sure he has clear in his head what exactly is going on. This has really gone far enough, this needs to be raised, I am sorry. If he is not fit to be running then someone needs to make this "VERY" public. We are not talking about a smear campaign or rumor, we are talking about a candidate for the office president of the United States who may in fact be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's.

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'Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said "Iraq" when he apparently meant "Afghanistan" on Monday, adding to a string of mixed-up word choices that is giving ammunition to the opposition.

Just in the past three weeks, McCain has also mistaken "Somalia" for "Sudan," and even football's Green Bay Packers for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has referred to Czechoslovakia as current, though it has not existed since 1983.

Ironically, the errors have been concentrated in what should be his area of expertise - foreign affairs.

McCain will turn 72 the day after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) accepts his party's nomination for president, calling new attention to the sensitive issue of McCain's advanced age, three days before the start of his own convention.

McCain's mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are the gaffes the result of his age? And what could that mean in the Oval Office? '

If he can't stop doing this, it won't matter who he picks.

Posted by: Martin | July 22, 2008 10:13 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

There is enough tape of him over the years to see you don't even have to speculate. Just go back even to the 2000 primaries and he is not even close to the same man. At what point do we stop ignoring the elephant in the room? These misspeak as they keep trying to characterize them as are adding up quickly. This week he confused Iraq with Afghanistan. Does he know the difference, of course he does, but for the few seconds when he made the comment, he didn't. These are not misspeaks they are the signs of aging and he is only getting worse. At some point one of those groups are going to put out a montage of him over the last 10 years and it will look like a time lapse of someone falling apart. All they need is to put together a panel of experts to analyze him over the last few years and they may come to the conclusion he is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. It is a certainty. His lack of ability to use a telePrompter is a very good sign. One of the first things they lose is the ability to read and articulate what they are reading. That is why he is better just talking he can hide his lapses with gestures or pauses and it can be made to sound normal. Reading out loud you can't do this. I would say Mccain is in the beginnings of Alzheimer's pretty much 100%. Let them line up a few experts and they will say the same thing.

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"McCain's mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are the gaffes the result of his age? And what could that mean in the Oval Office? '"

The Repubs have always dreamed of the Return of Reagan. Electing the absentminded Senator could be a large step in that direction. Does Cindy have an astrologer?

Posted by: | July 22, 2008 10:20 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

What a mess...The RNC are going to this guy??

I have seen friends to have gone to his state and it is a abomination of useless preparedness for the next hurricane, levees are still destroyed, the unemployment rate and welfare rolls are completely unimaginable even for a liberal leftist to contemplate...wow

The devistation is still apparent and thay want this guy as VP...I am so happy that the lunatics are taking over tha asylum at the RNC it makes me proud to be an American!

The only "color" the RNC's want is green and lots of it....

So give to the RNC who give everyone...well you know... attack ads, ludirious speeches, empty promises, tax cuts that stifle our economy, gas tax holidays, oil drilling and coal mining in our national parks.

And it goes on, Bank Bailouts, Oil Speculators, "Enron Loopholes", Mental Recession, and so.. and so forth.. oh! no wonder Republicans have to look for sex in airport bathrooms.. they need to make the news..... at any cost.....

Way to go RNC, keep those ads flowing....

Posted by: AlexP1 | July 22, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

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As others noted during his 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial campaigns (see update), in an essay Jindal wrote in 1994 for the New Oxford Review, a serious right-wing Catholic journal, Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer.'

After a lull in the event -- it in fact lasted "a few hours" by Jindal's reckoning -- Susan attempted to run away, but was dutifully pinned back on the floor by her friends:

"Maybe she sensed our weariness; whether by plan or coincidence, Susan chose the perfect opportunity to attempt an escape. She suddenly leapt up and ran for the door, despite the many hands holding her down. This burst of action served to revive the tired group of students and they soon had her restrained once again, this time half kneeling and half standing."

Posted by: No more religious nut in gov't | July 22, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse


PLEEEEEASE PICK THIS NUTTER!

Anybody who claims to have seen a demonic posession would become a national laughing stock among normal Americans immediately.

Posted by: sequoia | July 22, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

McCain should pick Jindal. He desperately needs a game changer and if nothing else the Republicans running a non-white guy for VP (and potential future president) would be one hell of a change.

Posted by: Aleks | July 22, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I tend not to agree with the readers who accuse CC of being biased, but this time I do have to point out a serious distortion in his referring to Jindal in a way that makes him seem more experienced than he really is. Here's what CC wrote, "But, the meeting with Jindal, who has been the state's governor since 2007. . ." It kinda gives the impression that Jindal is in his second year as governor, yet he was sworn in to his office on January 14, 2008, just 6 months ago. I hope this was an honest mistake on CC's part, but I am beginning to have some doubt. Let's have a level playing field here at the Fix.

Posted by: Optimyst | July 22, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

"McCain's mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are the gaffes the result of his age? And what could that mean in the Oval Office? '"

The Repubs have always dreamed of the Return of Reagan. Electing the absentminded Senator could be a large step in that direction. Does Cindy have an astrologer?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse


'Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said "Iraq" when he apparently meant "Afghanistan" on Monday, adding to a string of mixed-up word choices that is giving ammunition to the opposition.

Just in the past three weeks, McCain has also mistaken "Somalia" for "Sudan," and even football's Green Bay Packers for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has referred to Czechoslovakia as current, though it has not existed since 1983.

Ironically, the errors have been concentrated in what should be his area of expertise - foreign affairs.

McCain will turn 72 the day after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) accepts his party's nomination for president, calling new attention to the sensitive issue of McCain's advanced age, three days before the start of his own convention.

McCain's mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are the gaffes the result of his age? And what could that mean in the Oval Office? '

If he can't stop doing this, it won't matter who he picks.

Posted by: Martin | July 22, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Are you really that stupid. 35 is the age to become president as any third grader would know.

+++++++
Actually, Capt. Howard, he would not be a heart beat away from the Presidency. 35 is the constitutional age for Senators, the President must be 40. He could be the VP but if the Pres died before he turned forty he would not become the Pres.

Posted by: Colonel | July 22, 2008 7:50 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Thats true- if you are already in your early seventies you can expect, on average, to live into your early 80s.

Having said that this is politics and even a low chance is significant, for example if there is a ten percent chance of someone who is seventy having an age related death or disablement in the next eight years (which I think is a lowball) it is a pretty significant statistic when considering a VP.

Take this study for example:

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/100/12/845

So while it is unlikely that McCain will run into one of these problems, it is likely enough that his VP pick will get extra scrutiny because of it.

Posted by: Pete | July 22, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"Jindal OBSERVED an exorcism, he did not participate any further in this exorcism."

That's really how you want to spin that, huh? "Sure he went to an exorcism, but it's OK because he wasn't the one performing the ritual".

That's gonna fly about as well as, "Sure he bet on cockfights, but it's OK because it wasn't his chicken."

EXORCISM! America's HOTTEST new spectator sport! Second only to Ultimate Fighting and NASCAR!

Posted by: howlless | July 22, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Jindal participated in an exorcism, he wrote a long proud essay about how he and a group had basically kidnapped a woman and held her down for several hours while she struggled to escape.

On the bright side, maybe he could perform an exorcism on Dick Cheney.

Posted by: Sam | July 22, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

OY, If Sh## had wings your heat would be the first spot it would land. Get a life!!! and stop slimming people with lies.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Louis writes
"for you guys who think Bobby Jindal is a Dan Quail, I suggest that you look him-up on Wikipedia."

A little Wikipedia reading might do Louis some good as well. George Herbert Walker Bush's Vice President was Dan Quayle, not Quail. What a potatoe head.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

http://www.ultrabrown.com/posts/jindal-vs-obama-in-12

This link is to a blog with info on Jindal...dont know anything about this guy but if this is true...wow...

Posted by: oy | July 22, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I see lot of ignorance in this blog.

Yes his parents were born in India, But he was born here.

US Constitution says
"35 years old and a natural born citizen of the US".

Bobby loves this country and he converted to Catholicism from hinduism at his teen age and a devote catholic.

Don't forget that He was elected the Governor of Louisiana with his Brown skin, that shows his talents and character.


Posted by: Seba | July 22, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Chris, a few weeks ago, as I said on your blog, extreme white-Rep. would hate Bobby; but, given the choices available, Bobby is the best and possibly the only candidate able to put Sen. McCain over the top. I see a lot of hate-blog against Bobby by Rep., but I think when Rep. finds out about Bobby, they will fall for him like Newt and Rush Limbaugh have.

BTW, Romney is great. If Sen. McCain chooses him, this would be wonderful. I frankly don't see what people have against Mormons. I also like Romney because he is rich and successful. Being rich and successful is not a crime; we need people like this as role model and to teach us how to be rich and successful.

Posted by: Cathy S. | July 22, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Sorry Louis...you drinking that Republican Kool-Aid without adding any sugar.

Most of America has no clue as to who Piyush Jindal is. Jindal is lucky he is a Republican, because if he were a Democrat running for President or VP, he and his family would get dragged through the mud.

The only reason some Republicans are throwing out Jindal's name as VP is because of his skin color. To the Republican leadership that keeps throwing out Jindal's name, they see Jindal as the answer to Obama! If Obama wasn't the nominee there is no way in hell Jindal would be even mentioned on a presidential ticket.

But by all means, please, please, please McCain select Piyush Jindal as your running mate!

Obama by a landslide in 08!

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 22, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

I went to sleep and woke up still and started LMAO again!

Piyush Jindal is not going to be McCain's VP pick. Plain and Simple. How in the hell you get the name "Bobby" out of name Piyush anyway?!

If McCain picked Jindal as VP, McCain would get the large and constant media coverage his campaign wants from mainstream media, but at a general election losing price. People in conservative media like Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingram, and others would be pushing Jindal (as the anti-Obama answer).

Obama is bi-racial, Jindal is all Indian. America (especially the Republican base) is not going to elect a 71-year old Republican candidate in poor health with a 37-year old Indian-American as VP and is married to an Indian woman who probably practices Hinduism.

The Republican base will silently rebuke a McCain/Jindal ticket by not showing up to vote in November, even with the mainstream media pushing this ticket!

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 22, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

As a lifelong conservative, the problem isn't the running mate...it's McCain. The dems are thrilled...they have a choice between a centrist democrat or a closet radical leftist for our next president. McCain can pick whoever the heck he wants. The people vote for the candidate, not the running mate.

Posted by: Leon | July 22, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Mormons, Hindus, Muslims...sheesh...WTF? Is this America or what?!

Posted by: DamnSam | July 22, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

OVERHAUL IN ST. PAUL! DUMP MCAMNESTY!

ROMNEY-SESSIONS '08!!!

Posted by: Straight Talk Hawk | July 22, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Jindal OBSERVED an exorcism, he did not participate any further in this exorcism. The fact that Obama supporters have to lie about this guy show how strong Jindal is because O supporters can't attack Bobby with facts.

BTW, for you guys who think Bobby Jindal is a Dan Quail, I suggest that you look him-up on Wikipedia. Bobby is smarter, and more experience than Barrack and most 50 year old. Bobby only negative is he is Indian. However, I if you Check Bobby's record you will see why Rep. trust him.

Posted by: Louis | July 22, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Just a little statistical clarification for Pete. The *unconditional* expected value for male life expectancy in this country is about 75 years. This number includes men who live to be 110, boys who die in their childhood, and everybody in between. However, the expected lifetime for a male, conditional on the fact that he's already 70 years old (or whatever McCain is), is much higher. I have no idea what that is, but I'm quite certain it's more than 5 years.

Posted by: NS | July 22, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Further to Fact Check's earlier post regarding Article II section I ...

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

He (Johal) is qualifed by age

BUT

By this logic, and strictly following the constitution, John McCain is not qualified to serve as president.

Sure he was born to American parents, but outside of the natural United States and the founders designed this provision to stop foreign born Jonny-come-latelys from taking over this important branch of the government.

Posted by: Hugh | July 22, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Jindal equals more racist drama. But less of it because Hillary is not campaigning against him...he is lucky else she would have floated pics of him getting baptized in the Ganges! Better get ready for more turban photos...McCain is old and anyone in the VP slot had better be vetted properly as he may end up being Prez in the first term...having said that people are so willing to accept Jindal as not being a Hindu as he clearly was born in India and raised Hindu. He did not convert till College. Americans will not accept a possible VP that has this nebulous past and his wife is Indian...is she Hindu?

Posted by: kww | July 22, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Jindal's resume is at least as thin as Obama's??? Do your homework Mr. Cillizza.

Posted by: RR in Lville | July 22, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Jindal opposes abortion even in cases where a women has been raped, which might make courting moderates more difficult, although it might appeal to GOP conservatives. McCain's age also means he has to be a little conservative with his pick- the average male life expectancy is a little over 75 years, which McCain would pass in his first term- not trying to pick on him for this but it is a political reality and limits his ability to pick someone outside the box.

Posted by: Pete | July 22, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

My vote is still for Romney.

Posted by: Mellie | July 22, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Considering the gaffs and blunders made by the McCain Show up until now, I would not be surprised to see Jindal dragged in as McCain's running mate. Living in Texas and having family in Louisiana, I know Jindal. He would make for the ultimate "odd couple" team. He visuals matter, and Jindal is the one, call 911 the McCain Show will be flat lining soon. I believe the Republican's see the writing on the wall with McCain and they figure Jindal is the youngest and the least likely to suffer the most from a huge defeat in November. What person with any real aspirations to someday run for President, would willingly want to connect themselves with the McCain ticket? Maybe the likes of Jindal? The probablem with the McCain Show right now and the Veeps State issue is not finding someone qualified, it's "just finding someone" period. I can hear the phones ringing and no one wanting to answer.

Posted by: cathy | July 22, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

So,the stupidest dumb thing John McCain can
do yet would be to name this pathetic excuse for a politician,that is in so much
deep trouble with his own constitutents
wanted to recall Bobby Jindal as his Veep.
Face it Jindal is even less ready for
primetime then Barack Hussein Obama and
Jindal cannot even claim to be the Messiah
like Mullah Barack Hussein Obama does.
DONOT DO IT JOHN MCCAIN! NO WAY JINDAL!

Posted by: Claudine 1000 | July 22, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Has no one watched this TPM video about Jindal's daliance with exorcism? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/199925.php
It will clearly come back to haunt him.

Posted by: Silver Spring | July 22, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

A congressional investigation has found that US Vice President Dick Cheney's office backed efforts by ExxonMobil and other oil industry players to scupper support among several top Bush Administration officials for using the US's Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gas emissions.


It's interesting even the office of President's Chief of Staff initially supported the EPA's power to set greenhouse gas standards only to be over-rule by Cheney's office (again).

It shows who has the real power and influnce in this administration.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Novak still has his head up his rear end....McCain needs someone to get votes.....Because he is not going to make it on his own.....Jindal can get very few votes.....You beltway people if you had any sense you would be dangerous...

Posted by: Ken | July 22, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Jindal rocks.

Posted by: USA Akbar | July 22, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

He could pick Donald Duck it wouldnt matter, Obama wont win 6 states.

Posted by: heymike | July 22, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Why not go with a sure win?
McCain - Palin

Posted by: bob | July 22, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Umm Colonel , you need to reread Article II section I

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

He is qualifed by age

Posted by: Fact Check | July 22, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Bobby Jindal = Dan Quayle

Posted by: Greyhawk | July 22, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Chris, great commentary and some solid reason's why it could be Jindal. I'm still thinking it will be Romney.

www.destinationwhitehouse.com

Posted by: Aaron | July 22, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

John McCain doesn't think, that's the problem.

Posted by: Dennis | July 22, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Actually, Capt. Howard, he would not be a heart beat away from the Presidency. 35 is the constitutional age for Senators, the President must be 40. He could be the VP but if the Pres died before he turned forty he would not become the Pres.

Posted by: Colonel | July 22, 2008 7:50 AM | Report abuse

I should think a GOP pick from a Catergory 5 catastrophe zone would be the LAST thing the Republicans would want this year.....what is John McCain thinking?????

Posted by: joneshn | July 22, 2008 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Exorcism vindaloony!

Posted by: Kim | July 22, 2008 7:39 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the meeting where McCain tells Jindal he's out of the running? Bobby is certainly not the best fit for the ticket. And GOP backlash over an Indian-American is possible.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | July 22, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Yes, McCain, do pick the most angry, scary-looking lunatic you can find.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

If a Nazi like Limbaugh and a serial adulterer like Gingrich love Jindal, then he must be great.

It's a real plus having someone who can perform exorcisms in the White House, and mandate that the schools teach that the earth is flat, too! Now that's progress.What we really need to keep up with the rest of the world.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Vote for Obama. He will give us $$$$$$ and he does drugs!!!!! Cool!!!! And hes Black!!!! OBAMA '08 YES WE CAN

Posted by: willie | July 22, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

Jindals a great pick. Imagine an intelligent,youthful,charismatic politician that actually HAS accomplished something. The US does not need a socialist far left president that will destroy the very fabric of this country in office and redistribute the wealth of americans that actully work for a living.

Posted by: Ted | July 22, 2008 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Jindal has already shown that he is beholden to special interest groups such as the Louisiana Dental Association and the American Dental Association who together poured loads of money and influence to get the new Jindal-signed state-wide law requiring unnecessary and harmful fluoride chemicals to be added to everyone's water supply to alter their body chemistry in ways they are yet to find out about.\

What do dentists get out of it?

They coerce legislators to throw fluoride chemicals into people who are not fluoride-deficient but are dentists deficient.
80% of dentists refuse Medicaid patients and 108 million Americans lack dental insurance.

People in America are dying from untreated tooth decay.

Dentists hope to stave off the what should be inevitable, if they didn't have so much money and political capital, dentists must be mandated to treat more low-income people and they must stop lobbying and suing other viable groups who are trying to fill their void.

Dentists like their lucrative monopoly just the way it is. You can't believe they would expend so much to deliver fluoridation if it didn't benefit themselves in some way?

And Jindal wouldn't sign the law if it didn't benefit himself in some way because modern science shows that fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money.

Posted by: nyscof | July 22, 2008 7:21 AM | Report abuse

For those that don't know Bobby Jindal here is an excerpt from Gingrich"s web site:

Jindal's Louisiana: A Place to Work, Invest and Raise a Family

In yet another special session of the legislature and the regular session which ended just last week, Governor Jindal has built a spectacularly impressive record of accomplishment for the people of Louisiana.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Six Major Tax Cuts worth more than $500 million, including eliminating taxes on business and capital investment and the largest personal tax cut in the history of the state - a $300 million reduction in personal income taxes, worth up to $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Governor Jindal brought about a Transformation of Job Creation and Retraining. He completely eliminated the Department of Labor and passed a guarantee for employers that Louisiana educational institutions will train its workforce to meet their needs, and if they fail, they will retrain workers for free.

He created $10 million in Opportunity Scholarships so 1,500 poor children in New Orleans can escape failing public schools.

Jindal led the passage of The Health Care Consumers Right to Know Act, creating transparency of cost and quality for the first time in Louisiana's health care system.

Bobby Jindal expanded the number of charter schools in Louisiana from 42 to 100.

He passed legislation cracking down on child molesters and also passed a resolution calling for the creation of involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent predators to keep them confined for treatment after they complete their prison terms.

Posted by: anotherview | July 22, 2008 7:05 AM | Report abuse

A 37-year old Rush Limbaugh protege who has been governor of the worst politically corrupt state in the country for less than a year! Yeah! Go for it, John! It might convince people that having a shaky old man as president is safer, because we would have such a shining light waiting in the wings! Yeah, I'm all for it. Obama - 08!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Please please pick Jindal, he already has Louisiana going backwards with a bullet. Between stem cell research and teaching anti-evolution we have just begun to live our right-winged nightmare. Hopefully McCain will be the man to save Louisiana and the country by destroying his chances by picking Bobby Swindle.

Posted by: timebanded | July 22, 2008 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Bobby Jindal, Yes!

The blogs here that I looked at speak from emotions and ignorance.

A look at Jindal's political career shows a man of character, judgement, and the ability to use political crossover to get things done.

Jindal has been forthright about the Republican Party saying that somehow, " we lost our way". Acknowledging you are off the path allows you to start to get back on it. A McCain/Jindal team represents the changing demographics in our country, and his executive experience and his demonstrated talents to get things done in Louisiana gives McCain the needed support to move us forward.

Jindal could be the ' nitro fuel' McCain's campaign needs, and certainly would further excite our nation as to new possibilities for our children's future.

While Obama can talk about what he will do, Jindal can show time and again what he has achieved. And Bobby can go toe to toe with Barrack in oratory gifts, making any contest with an Obama VP pick a very interesting contest.

A Jindal VP announcement right now would make for interesting decisions on the part of the media. With the networks anchors googling after Obama, who will cover a historical nomination for VP.

For that is what Bobby Jindal's selection would be.

Posted by: anotherview | July 22, 2008 6:42 AM | Report abuse

Some of these posts are really entertaining and equally insane.

Let's see, Rush Linbaugh and Newt Gingrich picking McCain's VP? I don't think so. I guess no one remembers the youthful Dan Quail. What a disaster that was. McCain isn't that stupid. If Jindel is such a rising star, let him rise over Louisianna for awhile and see what kind of an administrator he turns out to be. I personally don't want Jindel a heartbeat away from the presidency at the inexperienced age of 37.

For all of you who think this is a choice based on race; you're wrong, it's not a choice! It is probably just a media ploy to give McCain a little play in the press while Obama is making a fool of himself in Iraq.

If McCain is smart he will go with Romney. Romney's strengths are McCain's weaknesses. They would make a great team if they can get along.

Posted by: Capt. Howard | July 22, 2008 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Jack, what are you talking about? Giuliani is NOT libertarian -- he's a gun-grabber.

And Jindal is a social conservative, which is the antithesis of libertarian.

Most libertarians are never going to vote for either McCain or Obama. That's a net gain for Obama, since the libertarian vote has traditionally leaned Republican (but in this case the candidate is simply unthinkable).

Barr and Baldwin will split the libertarian vote, and that will knock McCain out. But the Republicans can't complain after the way they treated Ron Paul. They have only themselves to blame for the Obama victory that is unfortunately coming.

Posted by: P. Baar | July 22, 2008 4:54 AM | Report abuse

Do you REALLY want a VP candidate (as in the man that is ONE STEP AWAY TO BEING THE NEXT PRESIDENT), complete with access to the entire US nuclear arsenal, as a man who has abducted a woman and holds her captive while he performs an exorcism on her until she submits to Jesus?

Seriously. WTF is wrong with you republicans? You're so desperate to cling onto power that you're even willing to sign up with nutjob who's even more of a religious madman than GW Bush???

Posted by: MiHi | July 22, 2008 4:19 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Bobby Jindal!! The Republicans dropped their ace-of-spades on the Democrats!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 4:16 AM | Report abuse

I mentioned that I will probably marry my girlfriend soon and that she is brazillian half black. His response was " oh that is great and we are about to have a black president"

Which I responded to with the following "The blacks here in Brazil are alot more classy than the ones in the USA. If we live in the states we will live somewhere mostly white to avoid her having problems. She is very pretty and I do not want any brothers and their inappropriate behavior including poor impulse control making her the victim"

So does that make me a racist? I have to laugh because she is half black so you know I am not. But I do not tow the party PC line on American blacks. By and large as a whole they comport themselves poorly. Their incarceration rate is extremely high and is empirical data for a problem much larger than the typical words used to varnish over the problem.

Finally with this preface I can make my point. John McCain was interviewing potential Veep candidates and Bobby Jindal was on of them.

This guy is a brown Ronald Reagan if you believe the descriptions of some. John McCain is probably going to pick him if he is smart to be his Veep candidate. Why do I say that? I say that because he is brown.

If people are so stupid with B.O. Obama to only see negro and vote because its stylish then brown must be in. I hate style because its little more than a marketing money pump mechanism. But brown must be in style.

I like the idea for various reasons. Can you hear the media twisting themselves into knots trying to differentiate shades of brown? It would go something like this:

Media guy #1: 2008 is the year of the brown presidential candidate

Media guy #2: Yes John but you must remember because Jindal is an indian his brown point score is lowered by 50 points because as we all know Indians excel at engineering school. He is brown but not a negro. And as we all know there are not alot of negros in engineering school. They consider it uncool and too white to study.

Media guy #3: Yes and of course McCain picked him only because of Obama

Of course they never mind that Obama the Brown Dan Quail who thinks there are 57 states is preferred by democrats pretty much ONLY because he is black.

I am hoping he picks Bobby Jindall because he is brown. That is because I hold little hope he will pick him because he is a brown Ronald Reagan. Maybe we will get a good guy in the mix in spite of all the other big freakin fat losers we have in the choice of McCain, Clinton, Obama.

If brown is what people want then give it to them. Let us end this affirmative action program for the office of the presidency. Its insulting to the intelligence.


Posted by: Fred X | July 22, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

I mentioned that I will probably marry my girlfriend soon and that she is brazillian half black. His response was " oh that is great and we are about to have a black president"

Which I responded to with the following "The blacks here in Brazil are alot more classy than the ones in the USA. If we live in the states we will live somewhere mostly white to avoid her having problems. She is very pretty and I do not want any brothers and their inappropriate behavior including poor impulse control making her the victim"

So does that make me a racist? I have to laugh because she is half black so you know I am not. But I do not tow the party PC line on American blacks. By and large as a whole they comport themselves poorly. Their incarceration rate is extremely high and is empirical data for a problem much larger than the typical words used to varnish over the problem.

Finally with this preface I can make my point. John McCain was interviewing potential Veep candidates and Bobby Jindal was on of them.

This guy is a brown Ronald Reagan if you believe the descriptions of some. John McCain is probably going to pick him if he is smart to be his Veep candidate. Why do I say that? I say that because he is brown.

If people are so stupid with B.O. Obama to only see negro and vote because its stylish then brown must be in. I hate style because its little more than a marketing money pump mechanism. But brown must be in style.

I like the idea for various reasons. Can you hear the media twisting themselves into knots trying to differentiate shades of brown? It would go something like this:

Media guy #1: 2008 is the year of the brown presidential candidate

Media guy #2: Yes John but you must remember because Jindal is an indian his brown point score is lowered by 50 points because as we all know Indians excel at engineering school. He is brown but not a negro. And as we all know there are not alot of negros in engineering school. They consider it uncool and too white to study.

Media guy #3: Yes and of course McCain picked him only because of Obama

Of course they never mind that Obama the Brown Dan Quail who thinks there are 57 states is preferred by democrats pretty much ONLY because he is black.

I am hoping he picks Bobby Jindall because he is brown. That is because I hold little hope he will pick him because he is a brown Ronald Reagan. Maybe we will get a good guy in the mix in spite of all the other big freakin fat losers we have in the choice of McCain, Clinton, Obama.

If brown is what people want then give it to them. Let us end this affirmative action program for the office of the presidency. Its insulting to the intelligence.


Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

I mentioned that I will probably marry my girlfriend soon and that she is brazillian half black. His response was " oh that is great and we are about to have a black president"

Which I responded to with the following "The blacks here in Brazil are alot more classy than the ones in the USA. If we live in the states we will live somewhere mostly white to avoid her having problems. She is very pretty and I do not want any brothers and their inappropriate behavior including poor impulse control making her the victim"

So does that make me a racist? I have to laugh because she is half black so you know I am not. But I do not tow the party PC line on American blacks. By and large as a whole they comport themselves poorly. Their incarceration rate is extremely high and is empirical data for a problem much larger than the typical words used to varnish over the problem.

Finally with this preface I can make my point. John McCain was interviewing potential Veep candidates and Bobby Jindal was on of them.

This guy is a brown Ronald Reagan if you believe the descriptions of some. John McCain is probably going to pick him if he is smart to be his Veep candidate. Why do I say that? I say that because he is brown.

If people are so stupid with B.O. Obama to only see negro and vote because its stylish then brown must be in. I hate style because its little more than a marketing money pump mechanism. But brown must be in style.

I like the idea for various reasons. Can you hear the media twisting themselves into knots trying to differentiate shades of brown? It would go something like this:

Media guy #1: 2008 is the year of the brown presidential candidate

Media guy #2: Yes John but you must remember because Jindal is an indian his brown point score is lowered by 50 points because as we all know Indians excel at engineering school. He is brown but not a negro. And as we all know there are not alot of negros in engineering school. They consider it uncool and too white to study.

Media guy #3: Yes and of course McCain picked him only because of Obama

Of course they never mind that Obama the Brown Dan Quail who thinks there are 57 states is preferred by democrats pretty much ONLY because he is black.

I am hoping he picks Bobby Jindall because he is brown. That is because I hold little hope he will pick him because he is a brown Ronald Reagan. Maybe we will get a good guy in the mix in spite of all the other big freakin fat losers we have in the choice of McCain, Clinton, Obama.

If brown is what people want then give it to them. Let us end this affirmative action program for the office of the presidency. Its insulting to the intelligence.


Posted by: Fred X | July 22, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

I mentioned that I will probably marry my girlfriend soon and that she is brazillian half black. His response was " oh that is great and we are about to have a black president"

Which I responded to with the following "The blacks here in Brazil are alot more classy than the ones in the USA. If we live in the states we will live somewhere mostly white to avoid her having problems. She is very pretty and I do not want any brothers and their inappropriate behavior including poor impulse control making her the victim"

So does that make me a racist? I have to laugh because she is half black so you know I am not. But I do not tow the party PC line on American blacks. By and large as a whole they comport themselves poorly. Their incarceration rate is extremely high and is empirical data for a problem much larger than the typical words used to varnish over the problem.

Finally with this preface I can make my point. John McCain was interviewing potential Veep candidates and Bobby Jindal was on of them.

This guy is a brown Ronald Reagan if you believe the descriptions of some. John McCain is probably going to pick him if he is smart to be his Veep candidate. Why do I say that? I say that because he is brown.

If people are so stupid with B.O. Obama to only see negro and vote because its stylish then brown must be in. I hate style because its little more than a marketing money pump mechanism. But brown must be in style.

I like the idea for various reasons. Can you hear the media twisting themselves into knots trying to differentiate shades of brown? It would go something like this:

Media guy #1: 2008 is the year of the brown presidential candidate

Media guy #2: Yes John but you must remember because Jindal is an indian his brown point score is lowered by 50 points because as we all know Indians excel at engineering school. He is brown but not a negro. And as we all know there are not alot of negros in engineering school. They consider it uncool and too white to study.

Media guy #3: Yes and of course McCain picked him only because of Obama

Of course they never mind that Obama the Brown Dan Quail who thinks there are 57 states is preferred by democrats pretty much ONLY because he is black.

I am hoping he picks Bobby Jindall because he is brown. That is because I hold little hope he will pick him because he is a brown Ronald Reagan. Maybe we will get a good guy in the mix in spite of all the other big freakin fat losers we have in the choice of McCain, Clinton, Obama.

If brown is what people want then give it to them. Let us end this affirmative action program for the office of the presidency. Its insulting to the intelligence.


Posted by: Fred X | July 22, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

Check out Bobby Jindal bio on WIKIPEDIA. You will see why Bobby have the Republicans drooling all over themselves. This guy have that genius, overachiever thing going for him. He is extremely smart, and a less-talk and lots of action guy; also, he is non-drug user, and he has squeaky clean background.

BTW, Bobby witnessed an exorcism event, he did not perform an exorcism.

Posted by: Judy | July 22, 2008 2:52 AM | Report abuse

SD Patriot said republicans won't vote for Jindal because he isn't white.

SD Patriot,I take offense at that remark. Before I was old enough to vote I was registering my friends who were and putting GOP fliers in the their hands. I raised money for the Contras. I have never voted for a Democrat or a pro-abort. No one is more conservative than I am. And every time I have had a chance to vote for Alan Keyes I have. Yet you just said I would only vote for a white person. I think you should get out and meet ore Republicans, maybe then you will abandon your bigoted view of us.

Posted by: Matt | July 22, 2008 2:19 AM | Report abuse

I like Jindal a lot. I like him much more than McCain. I am worried that if Jindal serves as McCain's veep he will be re-branded as a centerist deal maker instead of the true economic and cultural Conservative he is. I would prefer the convention just go ahead and nominate Jindal for President. (There is no law that says they have to vote for McCain on the first ballot) Then we could have the race we want. Conservative Knight vs. Commie-lib dragon. Screw deal-making pragmatic centerists.

Posted by: Matt | July 22, 2008 2:08 AM | Report abuse

My vote is for Romney...I cant think of another man who is as presidential as Mitt. McCain must pick a younger, conservative outsider(Gov.) in order to unify the base of the party. I read that someone claimed that Rudy was the must choice or else lose the libertarian wing of the party. Fooey on you!!

Posted by: Mike | July 22, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Hello McStupid, you told me you would pick me, I am East Indian, I can help you outsource more jobs to India. I am against all abortions, we need more Indians in the world. 1.3 billion Indians is not enough, we want more to surpass all white people on the earth. I witnessed a demonic possession and was involved in the exorcism of it and I wrote a paper on it, it's called "Beating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare," was published in the December 1994 edition of the New Oxford Review.

Posted by: Why would a "war hero" hide his Military Records, Old Songbird Traitor McBush? | July 22, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

To Filmex,

Or maybe in the 58th state of the United States.

Oh, and when is Obama gonna meet with the President of Canada? (a country that's never had a president)

Unbeliable for a guy that's lived so close to Canada for so long...

Posted by: chaban | July 22, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight. The supposed free-market, capitalist "conservatives" in the Republican party are going to run two guys who have never cashed a paycheck that wasn't signed by the taxpayers. Nice.

And Jindal would have never vetoed the legislative pay-raise if not for massive outpouring of anger from the citizens of Louisiana, the great state at which Piyash is now at the helm.

Posted by: Robert | July 22, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

McCain MUST choose either Jindal or Giuliani for VP or completely lose the libertarian republicans which it cannot afford to do

Posted by: Jack | July 22, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

1. Why would a "war hero" hide his Military Records? What is he hiding? Kerry signed the Form 180 waiver and released all of his records. Old Adulterer Songbird Make it a Hundred Traitor McBush refuses to do so. Why?
2. He received numerous demerits at the US Naval Acadamy and graduated 894 out of 899. His 4 star Admiral father pulled strings to get him in, and helped him become a pilot.
3. He admitted to collaborating with the enemy providing them with military targets and plans.
4. He killed 168 US sailors on the USS Forrestal being a hotdog idiot, and his 4 star Admiral father promptly
transferred him to another ship
5. He admitted to being a War Criminal on 60 Minutes, 1997, CBS News,for bombing innocent women and children
6. Why did the Vietnamese give him the codename Songbird?
7. He made dozens of Anti-American videos for the enemy denouncing America.
8. Why did the Vietnamese erect a bust in his honor?
9. All Republicans in Congress voted to release government records of POW/MIA on Vietnam, only 1 person blocked it, Old McBush. Why did he want those records sealed?
10. Wouldn't the Navy wash his records? His father and grandfather were both 4 star admirals in the Navy.
11. How did he receive medals which required 2 eyewitnesses when there were none?
12. How did he get 28 medals in less than 20 hours of combat? Did his 4 star admiral father help him? Some grunts fighting on the ground for 7000 hours received no medals
13. He told his captors he was the son of a 4 star Admiral who was the head of Pacific Military Operations to receive special preferential treatment and medical care, violating Military Code of Conduct.
14. There is no evidence he was tortured
15. There is no evidence his plane was shotdown. He was an incompetent pilot having crashed 4 other Naval planes previously.
16. He also violated military uniform code of conduct by having numerous sexual relations with subordinates, a crime.

Google these to learn more

McCain Songbird
McCain Adultery
McCain Lobbyists
McCain Charlie Black
McCain USS Forrestal
McCain Rick Davis
McCain Temper
McCain Infidelity
McCain Phil Gramm
McCain Enron Loophole
McCain Arizona Mob
McCain Kosovo Muslims
McCain Fortune
McCain Traitor
McCain Flip Flops
McCain Torturers' Lobby

Posted by: Why would a war hero hide his Military Records, Old Songbird Traitor McBush? | July 22, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

McSame told Jindal to meet him on the California-Nebraska border.

Posted by: filmex | July 22, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

I do hope that McCain manages to not ruin the potential national political career of Jindal. Hopefully Jindal will reject the sirens song of McCain and the RNC slugs and preserve his pristine political bona fides for the next cycle. Jindal does not need the McCain machine to advance his career, it is the reverse. Johnny needs to try to buy some Conservative juice via his #2 pick. He knows that the recalcitrant Conservatives do not trust him and are, at best, lukewarm to the thought of him as President.

Only the weak minded could believe McCain will ever be changed by any #2 pick. McCain is an albatross and no true Conservative can help his pathetic effort from the #2 position. If the top of the ticket can't carry on its own, the veep speculation is akin to a drowning man grabbing for a life preserver. All McCain will do is sink his #2 pick too. Just ask Kemp if you doubt it.

As for Crist, please, please, take him Johnny. Crist has quickly arranged a marriage, with a woman, so as to appear to be a "regular" guy and boost his chances. Most any Conservative you will meet in Fla would bust a gut to be rid of this phony "so called" conservative. He and McCain would make a perfect match.

Posted by: blowmeplz | July 22, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Hey PeixeGato

First you say...

If you righties are going to profess the high prinicples of your candidates, please at least have the decency to begin the sentence with the words "I believe..." as that is what the words are, your BELIEFS about the subject and what you BELIEVE to be true, not hard fact.

Then you say...

It is interesting how the righties believe that the only way to gain any useable or valuable experience in life is through being a career politician, being a POW, or making a ton of money in the Coroporate arena.

Shouldn't you preface that with I believe??!? Oh I forgot whatever crazy crap you lefites come up with at a given moment is fact in your world. Easy livin right...

Posted by: doom | July 22, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

"Piyush Jindal's name would not even be mentioned as a VP choice if Barack Obama was not the Democratic nominee.

If GOP thinks they can win the White House by doing a "carbon copy" of the Democratic ticket, they are solely mistaken."

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 21, 2008 11:25 PM

I can't help but be totally amazed at how obsessed some of these people are on the matter of race. They are so fixated on skin color they can't see the colossal difference in political philosophies between the two. Obama-Junkie's indignation over the consideration of Jindal by the GOP because the Democrats thought of electing a guy of color first is telling of his mindset. Okay, Obama-Junkie, you're morally superior because you're actually going to vote for a black guy for president. Whatever.

Posted by: ab | July 22, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse

People should not forget that it was the Israeli's that murdered President Kennedy.To this day,the Mossad maintains a special action propaganda force that can go into action immediately should new evidence turn up that could implicate Israel in the murder.This is the source for many of these "leads" that turn up in books written on the subject.The more blind avenues that Israel can send investigators and others down,the easier it is to hide the truth.

Posted by: linux/electric | July 22, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

I`ll definitly vote for McCain if he puts Jindal on the ticket.With a little luck maybe Bobby Jindal can be our president.

Posted by: bobby liguori | July 22, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Aaron Burr: Israel will attack only when its intelligence tells it the time has come. The Russian s-300 defence system coming in might trigger the attack.

I like Steele because then you would get Mike Tyson out on the campaign. McCain has only got 29 per cent of the sex in the city female vote, so Tyson wouldn't hurt there and he might pick up a few percentage points among the black community.

Posted by: idov | July 22, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama must make the important decision of choosing a running mate. The power structure in America has always been set up so that a white man would choose another white man to be the Vice President. But Barack Obama has changed that forever.

Sadly, Obama will have to consider choosing a white person for the role. Naturally, this presents a number risks. Is there a white person out there that Obama can trust? Someone who won't try to assassinate Obama to gain power? (We saw this happen in 1963 with the Kennedy killing).

By selecting a white person Obama may gain more votes but he could lose much in the way of his own security. I will do my best to advise Obama in the coming weeks on this matter.

http://truthfirstnow.blogspot.com

Posted by: Truth First | July 22, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

"Jindal is a natural choice. I have helped outsource thousands of job to India - I might as well do the same with the VP slot."

Posted by: McSame | July 21, 2008 11:30 PM

Comments of a real racist.

Posted by: ab | July 22, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

While Obama and the "Media Elites" travel aboard "Appeasement One" McCain and company are teasing everybody with a VP choice this week. It is just to early.

VJ Machiavelli
http://www.vjmachiavelli.blogspot.com

Posted by: VJ Machiavelli | July 22, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Peixegato,

You really need to read _Who Really Cares_ by Arthur C. Brooks. It lays out the truth on charitable giving in time and money as evidenced by actual numbers. There are those who care and those who care about effecting a social agenda. One of Barack's roles as a community organizer was to serve as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation. In a report that outlines their objectives, they state that they have "not made a distinction between undocumented and documented immigrants primarily because that distinction is not relevant to the understanding and intent of the report..." One of the things they promote: investment in the development of policies such as public financing and non-citizen voting in local elections. Is it any wonder why Barack made fun of Americans who only speak a single language? Anybody expecting Obama to do something about the flood of illegals entering the country is in for a big surprise.

Posted by: ab | July 22, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Romney is a liberal and a member of a cult. He would be a suicidal choice. Jindal would be a great selection. Those who don't know what Jindal stands for should stop being ignorant. He has run for office many times and his stance on issues are well-known, as well as being very conservative.

Posted by: Scott | July 22, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Peixegato,

You really need to read _Who Really Cares_ by Arthur C. Brooks. It lays out the truth on charitable giving in time and money as evidenced by actual numbers. There are those who care and those who care about effecting a social agenda. One of Barack's roles as a community organizer was to serve as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation. In a report that outlines their objectives, they state that they have "not made a distinction between undocumented and documented immigrants primarily because that distinction is not relevant to the understanding and intent of the report..." One of the things they promote: investment in the development of policies such as public financing and non-citizen voting in local elections. Is it any wonder why Barack made fun of Americans who only speak a single language?

Posted by: ab | July 22, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Romney is a liberal and a member of a cult. He would be a suicidal choice. Jindal would be a great selection. Those who don't know what Jindal stands for should stop being ignorant. He has run for office many times and his stance on issues are well-known, as well as being very conservative.

Posted by: Scott | July 22, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Peixegato,

You really need to read _Who Really Cares_ by Arthur C. Brooks. It lays out the truth on charitable giving in time and money as evidenced by actual numbers. There are those who care and those who care about effecting a social agenda. One of Barack's roles as a community organizer was to serve as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation. In a report that outlines their objectives, they state that they have "not made a distinction between undocumented and documented immigrants primarily because that distinction is not relevant to the understanding and intent of the report..." One of the things they promote: investment in the development of policies such as public financing and non-citizen voting in local elections. Is it any wonder why Barack made fun of Americans who only speak a single language?

Posted by: ab | July 22, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Romney is a liberal and a member of a cult. He would be a suicidal choice. Jindal would be a great selection. Those who don't know what Jindal stands for should stop being ignorant. He has run for office many times and his stance on issues are well-known, as well as being very conservative.

Posted by: Scott | July 22, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

"That's why he defines the American Dream you moron!"

To you, maybe. Others will worry that Jindal is a Manchurian candidate. What does Jindal believe in?

Posted by: Erik | July 21, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

ROMNEY... ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID

Posted by: Tess Texas | July 21, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least he isn't black. I'll go for that...

Posted by: JOhn | July 21, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

To the idiotic Erik,


"With neither of his parents having been born in the United States, Jindal would have the fewest American roots of any President or Vice-President in American history."

That's why he defines the American Dream you moron!

Posted by: americandream | July 21, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Obviously our founding fathers thought that 35 was old enough to be president. It would be a brilliant move for McCain to pick Bobby Jindal to be his VP.

Jindal went to an Ivy League school and was a Rhodes Scholar, which is even more impressive than Obama's academic credentials.

Posted by: alance | July 21, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT $$$ FOR VOTING RIGHTS ATTORNEYS
AND POLL WATCHERS?

WITH ELECTRONIC VOTING, IT SHOULD BE "EYES ON" WITH "ELECTION INTEGRITY TEAMS"

All the media money in the world can't counterbalance the potential impact of skilled computer hackers who could manipulate electronic voting machine software -- at the warehouse where the machines are stored, or even on site at the polling stations.

Or how about a wireless hack that lets a crooked poll watcher fix an election vote by vote, based on the party registration information that's right before them, just by checking the voting rolls and pushing a hidden button?

Since it's too late in the cycle for curative legislation to require a voter-verified paper trial, perhaps the Democrats should be thinking about dispatching "Election Integrity Teams" in each state, and in major urban centers.

These teams could consist of an elections attorney; a skilled computer technician; and auditors who would inspect voting machine storage locations; interview those with hands-on access; and take names.

At least that might provide some modicum of deterrence to whose who might consider tampering with the machine's computer code or electronic keycards.

The auditors would check to see what safeguards are in place to ensure the integrity of the vote, including background checks of all personnel with access to the machines or to voter registration info.

They also would check to see if the companies supplying the machines made political donations to parties or candidates in districts that use their machines. If any entity is doing such checking, I am not aware of it.

Let me repeat: The party should allocate tens of millions of dollars to the immediate establishment and deployment of these "Election Integrity Teams," even if it means spending less on advertising.

The ads do no good if the votes they attract don't count.


IF YOU VALUE OUR DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW
AND THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS, PLEASE
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:


http://www.nowpublic.com/world/vigilante-injustice-organized-gang-stalking-american-gestapo-are-they-doing-hi-tech-torture?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/zap-have-you-been-targeted-directed-energy-weapon-victims-organized-gang-stalking-say-its-happening-usa-1

Posted by: scrivener | July 21, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

I just read something on this on the Red County blog. They are saying the same thing.

www.redcounty.com/washington/

Posted by: Sarah | July 21, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

I like Jindal's stance on castration. ogumby ,should pay attention. Well, gumby never had nuts to cut off anywho.

Posted by: m-antony | July 21, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

McCain wants to outsource the Vice-Presidency to India? Oh, that's rich. Yeah, that'll go over real well in rust belt states like Ohio.

With neither of his parents having been born in the United States, Jindal would have the fewest American roots of any President or Vice-President in American history.

Posted by: Erik | July 21, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT $$$ FOR VOTING RIGHTS ATTORNEYS
AND POLL WATCHERS?

WITH ELECTRONIC VOTING, IT SHOULD BE "EYES ON" WITH "ELECTION INTEGRITY TEAMS"

All the media money in the world can't counterbalance the potential impact of skilled computer hackers who could manipulate electronic voting machine software -- at the warehouse where the machines are stored, or even on site at the polling stations.

Or how about a wireless hack that lets a crooked poll watcher fix an election vote by vote, based on the party registration information that's right before them, just by checking the voting rolls and pushing a hidden button?

Since it's too late in the cycle for curative legislation to require a voter-verified paper trial, perhaps the Democrats should be thinking about dispatching "Election Integrity Teams" in each state, and in major urban centers.

These teams could consist of an elections attorney; a skilled computer technician; and auditors who would inspect voting machine storage locations; interview those with hands-on access; and take names.

At least that might provide some modicum of deterrence to whose who might consider tampering with the machine's computer code or electronic keycards.

The auditors would check to see what safeguards are in place to ensure the integrity of the vote, including background checks of all personnel with access to the machines or to voter registration info.

They also would check to see if the companies supplying the machines made political donations to parties or candidates in districts that use their machines. If any entity is doing such checking, I am not aware of it.

Let me repeat: The party should allocate tens of millions of dollars to the immediate establishment and deployment of these "Election Integrity Teams," even if it means spending less on advertising.

The ads do no good if the votes they attract don't count.


IF YOU VALUE OUR DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW
AND THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS, PLEASE
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:


http://www.nowpublic.com/world/vigilante-injustice-organized-gang-stalking-american-gestapo-are-they-doing-hi-tech-torture?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/zap-have-you-been-targeted-directed-energy-weapon-victims-organized-gang-stalking-say-its-happening-usa-1

Posted by: scrivener | July 21, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

To Obama-Junkie,


We call Piyush Jindal "Bobby" because it's the name he picked for himself when he was a kid. He WANTS to be called Bobby.

Be that as it may, I read all those posts and it gives me hope for November.

A few months ago it was hard to find any criticism of Obama on the internet. Now it's all over the place and that's not even counting all the people that won't dare voice their opinion because of their fear of being branded "racists" by the left.

A few hundreds years ago people would shout "witch" to silence those they didn't like; today the word "witch" has been replaced by "racist."

As far as I'm concerned I wouldn't vote for Obama even if he were white and was my brother. A radical IS a radical, no matter the color of their skin.

It seems to me that a lot of us agree: Jindal, Palin, Steele, Rice, etc. We don't really care...
Anybody, ANYBODY but the new Che Guevara of the left: the phony Obama.

Anybody but Obama!

Posted by: chaban | July 21, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is "Born in the USA". Nobody knows where exactly Obama was born, the fake Birth Certificate on his website notwithstanding. There are numerous problems with the one that is posted there. Google "Obama birth Certificate", and follow the threads.

As a matter of fact, the point that Obama claims to have been conceived in commemoration of the Selma March, four years before the March itself was conceived, is a minor miracle, possibly in favor of Sainthood for Obama. A matter of Immaculate Deception.

Posted by: BarackIsStillWetBehindTheEars | July 21, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

The Case for Charlie Crist

Americans are going to be watching carefully who John McCain chooses as his vice presidential running mate. For many, it will be the first indication of how McCain plans to govern and in which direction he plans to take the country. This election is about change. Americans are fed up with high gas prices, a mismanaged war, and sky high deficits. They place the blame for these problems squarely on the shoulders of George W. Bush and the Republicans in congress.

Recently in three special elections, Republicans lost what were considered strong GOP seats. The first loss came Illinois' 14th Congressional District. It was a seat vacated by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and one that Republicans won in 37 out of the last 38 elections. Next came a loss in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District. Republicans held the seat there for three decades. Finally, Republicans gave up another seat in Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, which George Bush won by 25 points in 2004. Tom Davis, the former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee has predicted that the November elections will be for Republicans nothing less than a "bloodbath".

It's against this backdrop that John McCain has to his choose his vice presidential running mate. Anyone associated with the Bush administration in person, or in outlook would be a drag on the ticket and allow the Democrats a victory. Nothing would signal a more clean break with the Bush administration than McCain's choice of running mate. McCain should choose someone moderate and independent, someone who has a proven record of working across the aisle -another maverick.

I think Florida Governor Charlie Crist would be an outstanding choice for vice president. Extremely popular, he also enjoys one of the highest approval ratings of any Republican office holder in the country. He could effortlessly deliver the state of Florida then could spend time campaigning in important swing states like Pennsylvania, which is where he happens to have been born.

Crist (shortened by his father from Christodoulou) comes from humble family roots. Crist's Grandfather came to this country a penniless Greek immigrant from Cyprus and shined shoes before building a successful business. Crist himself was born in Altoona Pennsylvania before the family moved to St. Petersburg Florida where he played quarterback and became class president. It's an American success story that many of us can identify with, and one that would probably appeal to voters in the all important swing states.

Unlike other Republicans who come across as bombastic and uncompromising, Crist is extremely affable and has proven appeal to diverse constituencies across the state of Florida. Florida in fact has been called a demographic microcosm of the nation. If he plays well there, he should play well nationally.

In 2007, Charlie Crist became the first governor to attend the Florida NAACP annual convention. He is also a lifelong member of the St. Petersburg chapter and has been referred to as Florida's 'first black governor'. Although Obama would most certainly carry the majority of the African-American vote, Crist is genuinely well liked by African-American leaders, and the Democrats would have a hard time playing the race card against him. Crist also has a good rapport with Hispanics who soon will make up the largest minority in the U.S.

Certain key accomplishments by Crist include, reducing property taxes, imposing strict air pollution standards with the goal of reducing greenhouse-gas by 80%, providing Floridians with less expensive homeowners insurance, and imposing a ban on drilling off Florida's coastline. Crist also Worked for missing exploited children with America's Most Wanted host John Walsh.

For conservative voters, Crist is pro-life (though not an extremist), has a solid A+ rating from the N.R.A., supported Florida's Defense of Marriage Act, and believes Affirmative Action programs should be discontinued. Crist also has the practical economic experience that comes with running the nation's fourth most populous state.

Let's remember how the past several elections were lost. If Al Gore would have carried his home state of Tennessee, he would have won in 2000. If John Edwards could have carried his home state of North Carolina, John Kerry would have been elected. The south is already solidly behind McCain. What we need to win are the crucial swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. These seem tailor-made for a McCain-Crist ticket.

The big problem with several other possible vice presidential candidates is that their appeal is limited to certain segments of the Republican party. Strictly appealing to evangelicals or the economic wing of the party is too narrow. Others would be unable to carry their home states for the ticket. What McCain needs is a running mate with broad popular appeal, and one that can deliver. That person in my opinion is Charlie Crist.

Posted by: Rich Varga | July 21, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is a natural choice. I have helped outsource thousands of job to India - I might as well do the same with the VP slot.

Posted by: McSame | July 21, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute -- George Allen is the new Ronald Reagan. He told me that Jindal is a macaca.

Posted by: McSame | July 21, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry but I'm still LMAO!

Piyush Jindal's name would not even be mentioned as a VP choice if Barack Obama was not the Democratic nominee.

If GOP thinks they can win the White House by doing a "carbon copy" of the Democratic ticket, they are solely mistaken.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 21, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse


Choosing Michael Steele is a no starter. He didn't help Ehrlich in Maryland election, and black voters see through him as a pure shill for business community. Moreover, he is really showing the puppet strings in his dancing around on Fox.

Posted by: Towards_Light | July 21, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

LMAO! The Republicans and conservative media should be ashamed of themselves for using Jindal like this.

I would love for McCain to pick Jindal as his VP!

Some conservative media leaders so caught off-guard with Obama's ascendency to the Democratic nomination that they want to "throw a young colored candidate (Jindal) at another young colored candidate (Obama)".

As much as I would love to see Jindal on McCain's ticket as VP, it won't happen. First and foremost Jindal's first name is not "Bobby". His first name is Piyush! Why people keep calling him Bobby when his legal name is Piyush is beyond me?!

Secondly, Piyush is only 37 years old (just turned 37 only a month ago) and has never been on the national scene in major way. McCain picking Piyush negates all of McCain's argument about Obama being too young and inexperienced.

Thirdly, Piyush has only been governor of Louisana for 6 months! Piyush is a first generation Indian American. His parents were graduate school students (not American citizens) when he was born. Piyush was born and raised Hindu but converted to Catholicism in high school and is said to have witnessed demon possession in college.

The general Republican base will silently rebuke Jindal so fast McCain will get "creamed" in the general election.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 21, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Correction. Jindal has been governor since 2008. That's it. He was elected to the House in 2004, took office in 2005. Elected governor in 2007. Took office in 2008.

Posted by: Todd | July 21, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

LT has it right. All the MSM (including The Fix) is getting suckered by this clear ploy by the McC campaign to take the focus off of BHO's trip overseas. OF COURSE, McC is not going to announce his VP this week. Why would he blow that trump card so early? Please. His campaign may be a bit disorganized, but they certainly aren't that unaware of politics.

Plant a couple stories, have a meeting with a potential VP pick. Now the chattering class is all in a tizzy about McC picking a running mate. Shame on the MSM and Chris for being so GULLIBLE and NAIVE.

Posted by: mnteng | July 21, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is a very bad choice. He doesn't understand the word LIBERTY. Read what follows.


FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
http://www.FluorideAlert.Org

FAN Bulletin 984: We Lose in Louisiana

July 8, 2008

Dear Stewart,

We lose in Louisiana.

Despite the hundreds of messages sent to Governor Jindal - both from inside Louisiana and from around the world - he has signed the bill (SB 312) which brings mandatory fluoridation to that state. I am afraid our arguments about how unfairly the bill was slipped through the legislature with hardly a citizen in the state knowing about it - and how unwise it is to subject a whole population, especially children, to a toxic substance on a daily basis at levels which are over 200 times the level in mothers' milk, fell on deaf ears. If Jindal has any intentions of running for higher office he might live to regret his lack of leadership on this matter.

But our heartfelt thanks to all of you who tried - many times - to get this message through to the Governor.

The take-home lesson is that we must never let the pro-fluoridation lobbyists get so far again before we find out about it. We need a better early warning system and we need to put in place and expand the teams (networks) of people in each state which are ready to spring into action the moment the threat becomes apparent. If you want to be part of the network in your state please let us know. Please email me at paul@fluoridealert.org and Carol Kopf nyscof@aol.com, who has kindly agreed to help coordinate this network building in each state. Expanding and organizing these networks will be an important part of our strategizing at our third FAN conference in Toronto, August 10-11.

If we are successful then the promoters may well look back on Louisiana as a battle won, but a defeat in the overall battle for the decent opinion of humankind. After all what kind of public health policy has to be conducted by stealth, instead of open debate?

Thank you again to all those who tried to win this uphill battle and everything else you do to end this foolish practice.

Paul Connett

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Posted by: Pickle | July 21, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Well the liberals want to label me a racist for not supporting Obama, but I am for sure supporting Jindal as my first choice for VP (better than McCain himself as a leader). So am I a racist or not Obammainiacs?

Posted by: Darrel | July 21, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I say OBAMA/JINDAL '08! To hell with the 'old boys'. McCain and Guiliani can run together and represent the old guard. Obama should ask Jindal to be his running mate and the sensible youth can take the country back from those in the old guard that have nearly destroyed it.

Posted by: Eric | July 21, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse


The best choice for vice President is off course Condoleeza Rise.Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in the neighborhood of Titusville. She traces her roots to pre-revolutionary African Americans in the American South. She is the only child of Presbyterian minister Reverend John Wesley Rice, Jr., and wife, Angelena Ray. Reverend Rice was a guidance counselor at Ullman High School and minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church, which had been founded by his father. Angelena was a science, music, and oratory teacher at Ullman.[3]
Discrimination
Condoleezza (whose name is derived from the Italian musical expression, Con dolcezza, which means "with sweetness"[4]) experienced firsthand the injustices of Birmingham's discriminatory laws and attitudes. She was instructed to walk proudly in public and to use the facilities at home rather than subject herself to the indignity of "colored" facilities in town. As Rice recalls of her parents and their peers, "they refused to allow the limits and injustices of their time to limit our horizons."[5]
However, Rice recalls various times in which she suffered discrimination on account of her race, which included being relegated to a storage room at a department store instead of a regular dressing room, being barred from going to the circus or the local amusement park, being denied hotel rooms, and even being given bad food at restaurants.[4] Also, while Condoleezza was mostly kept by her parents from areas where she might face discrimination, she was very aware of the civil rights struggle and the problems of Jim Crow Birmingham. A neighbor, Juliemma Smith, described how "[Condi] used to call me and say things like, 'Did you see what Bull Connor did today?' She was just a little girl and she did that all the time. I would have to read the newspaper thoroughly because I wouldn't know what she was going to talk about."[4] Rice herself said of the segregation era: "Those terrible events burned into my consciousness. I missed many days at my segregated school because of the frequent bomb threats."[4]
During the violent days of the Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Rice armed himself and kept guard over the house while Condoleezza practiced the piano inside. According to J.L. Chestnut, Reverend Rice called local civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth and his followers "uneducated, misguided Negroes."[6][7] Also, Reverend Rice instilled in his daughter and students that black people would have to prove themselves worthy of advancement, and would simply have to be "twice as good" to overcome injustices built into the system.[8] Rice said "My parents were very strategic, I was going to be so well prepared, and I was going to do all of these things that were revered in white society so well, that I would be armored somehow from racism. I would be able to confront white society on its own terms."[9] While the Rices supported the goals of the civil rights movement, they did not agree with the idea of putting their child in harm's way.[4]
Rice was eight when her schoolmate Denise McNair, aged 11, was killed in the bombing of the primarily black Sixteenth Street Baptist Church by white supremacists on September 15, 1963. Rice has commented upon that moment in her life:
I remember the bombing of that Sunday School at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963. I did not see it happen, but I heard it happen, and I felt it happen, just a few blocks away at my father's church. It is a sound that I will never forget, that will forever reverberate in my ears. That bomb took the lives of four young girls, including my friend and playmate, Denise McNair. The crime was calculated to suck the hope out of young lives, bury their aspirations. But those fears were not propelled forward, those terrorists failed.[10]

- Condoleezza Rice, Commencement 2004, Vanderbilt University, May 13, 2004

Rice states that growing up during racial segregation taught her determination against adversity, and the need to be "twice as good" as non-minorities.[11] Segregation also hardened her stance on the right to bear arms; Rice has said in interviews that if gun registration had been mandatory, her father's weapons would have been confiscated, leaving them defenseless against Ku Klux Klan nightriders.[4]
Early education


Condoleezza Rice as an undergraduate student at the University of Denver
Rice started learning French, music, figure skating and ballet at age three.[12] At age 15, she began classes with the goal of becoming a concert pianist. Her plans changed when she realized that she did not play well enough to support herself through music alone.[13] While Rice is not a professional pianist, she still practices often and plays with a chamber music group. Rice made use of her pianist training to accompany cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Brahms's Violin Sonata in D Minor at Constitution Hall in April 2002 for the National Medal of Arts Awards.[14]
High school and university education
In 1967, the family moved to Denver, Colorado. She attended St. Mary's Academy, a private all-girls Catholic high school in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. After studying piano at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Rice enrolled at the University of Denver, where her father both served as an assistant dean and taught a class called "The Black Experience in America." Dean John Rice opposed institutional racism, government oppression, and the Vietnam War.
Rice attended a course on international politics taught by Josef Korbel, the father of future Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. This experience sparked her interest in the Soviet Union and international relations and made her call Korbel "one of the most central figures in my life."[15]
Rice graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1970. In 1974, at age 19, Rice earned her BA in political science, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver. In 1975, she obtained her Master's Degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame. She first worked in the State Department in 1977, during the Carter administration, as an intern in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In 1981, at the age of 26, she received her PhD in Political Science from the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver. Her dissertation along with some of her earliest publications, centered on military policy and politics in Czechoslovakia.[16]
Early political views
Rice was a Democrat until 1982 when she changed her political affiliation to Republican after growing averse to former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy.[17] She also cited influence from her father, John Wesley, in this decision, who himself switched from Democrat to Republican after being denied voting registration by the Democratic registrar. In her words to the 2000 Republican National Convention, "My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did."[18]
However, despite her party switch, Rice served as foreign policy advisor to the presidential campaign of Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado during the 1984 primaries.[19]

Posted by: Jim | July 21, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Jindal vs Obama

Note the comparison is between Obama for President versus Jindal for the Veep - of course on different tickets.

1. Jindal as President of Louisiana University system, Secretary of Louisina Dept of Health, US Congressman, and now Governor has more executive experience than Obama, the Community Activist, State Senator, and part time US Senator

2. Jindal was Assistant Sec at HHS for three years, Obama was a parishoner at Trinity for TWENTY years.

3. A few more statements such as "US should have a civilian force just as strong, just as powerful, just as well-funded as the military force" - Obama will drive away the indies and even some dems.

BTW, what the hell does it mean, and why has it been air brushed off of all Obama web sites?

4. Obama is on all sides of the pro-life issue. Even if you don't like Jondal's position, you know where he is, and he doesn't waver.

5. International Experience: Obama went to grade school in Indonesia, went on a vaction to Pakisthan. Jindal was a Rhodes Scholar

6. Military Experince: Jindal has as much military experinece as Obama does

7. Makes McCain look older, yes. Makes Obama look older, YES!

8. Jindal speaks coherently, without the TelEPrompter. Obama gets lost in a rambling verbiageif the words are not in front of him.

9. Jindal doesn't have to taking smoking breaks while on the job.

Bobby Jindal trumps Barry Obama hands down.

Posted by: BarackIsStillWetBehindTheEars | July 21, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

The European rumor rags have it wrong. The boy was four if he was a day.

Posted by: BeFair | July 21, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT $$$ FOR VOTING RIGHTS ATTORNEYS
AND POLL WATCHERS?

WITH ELECTRONIC VOTING, IT SHOULD BE "EYES ON" WITH "ELECTION INTEGRITY TEAMS"

All the media money in the world can't counterbalance the potential impact of skilled computer hackers who could manipulate electronic voting machine software -- at the warehouse where the machines are stored, or even on site at the polling stations.

Or how about a wireless hack that lets a crooked poll watcher fix an election vote by vote, based on the party registration information that's right before them, just by checking the voting rolls and pushing a hidden button?

Since it's too late in the cycle for curative legislation to require a voter-verified paper trial, perhaps the Democrats should be thinking about dispatching "Election Integrity Teams" in each state, and in major urban centers.

These teams could consist of an elections attorney; a skilled computer technician; and auditors who would inspect voting machine storage locations; interview those with hands-on access; and take names.

At least that might provide some modicum of deterrence to whose who might consider tampering with the machine's computer code or electronic keycards.

The auditors would check to see what safeguards are in place to ensure the integrity of the vote, including background checks of all personnel with access to the machines or to voter registration info.

They also would check to see if the companies supplying the machines made political donations to parties or candidates in districts that use their machines. If any entity is doing such checking, I am not aware of it.

Let me repeat: The party should allocate tens of millions of dollars to the immediate establishment and deployment of these "Election Integrity Teams," even if it means spending less on advertising.

The ads do no good if the votes they attract don't count.


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Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey,not so fast.....how about giving condsideration to Michael S.Steele..McCain needs to re-energize his campaign and the best way, is to select Michael Steele as his running mate..Steele is young (50's),energetic, disciplined, experienced, family-man, Catholic, attorney and "Did I Mention He's Black". (I see a lot of mixed group voters here) Michael S. Steele is the chairman of GOPAC (political action committee that helps fund state and local Republican campaigns around the country)and a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.He is the first African American to serve in a Maryland state-wide office and the first Republican lieutenant governor in the state since the position was created in 1970. At the time he was the highest-ranking elected AA Republican in the U.S..... At the 2004 Republican National Convention,Steele gave the Republican counterpoint to the Democrats' Barack Obama in a prime time speech... Being on the ticket, should make for a very interesting election...

Posted by: 07001 | July 21, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Bob North Smithfield,


I find it incomprehensible that you support a racist, anti-semitic candidate.

How about you join him in his trip to Germany. That way you and your black "Führer" can tour Nuremberg together...

He could even give one of his "mass rallies" he's famous for and you can all chant "Hail Obama!"

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

And all this time I though McCain had dementia...I would actually vote for McCain if he selected Jindal. Jindal is sharp, Reagan virtues and will certainly be the most positive step the GOP has taken in years.

Posted by: DahktaD | July 21, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm a great fan of Gov. Jindal...he makes himself available to anyone and he personally intervened on my family's behalf during the Katrina aftermath. He's really a prodigy of a politician, and his only liabilities (for the cynics) are his ethnicity and his religious devotion. It is hard to know how that would play nationally, since Gov. Jindal is still something of a Republican secret weapon.

I think it would be wonderful and brave if McCain were to choose him, and Jindal were willing to do it. On the other hand, I doubt it will happen. Jindal still has promises to keep here in LA, and McCain has other superstar choices. None would be as novel and compelling as Jindal, however.

Posted by: Adrien | July 21, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

As an ex-cocaine user Obama could not even get a management position at McDonald's.

Because of his relationship with Wright and Ayers he could never EVER get a job for the CIA, FBI, or any other national security agency. Yet there's no problem to run for President.

Obama hangs out with racists and his wife is a racist.

And yes I attend Church and I can't stand the idea of having a racist, anti-semite president.

Liberals brag about Obama's academic accomplishments? Jindal dwarves those accomplishments.

Obama's experience? Jindal's experience dwarves Obama's even though he is 10 years younger.

Obama hangs out with people who hate America; Jindal hangs out with people who love America.

The Obamas are racist and I can't wait for October for the "Best of the Obamas" making racist comments and hanging out with racists and anti-semites.

Obama will be in Israel soon... hope the mossad in on his case.

Wouldn't it be great to see the FBI show up at Obama's house to arrest him after they discover that he has strong ties to Hamas or Hezbollah?

Posted by: unionjack | July 21, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Thank God! I was worried McCain would pick a woman. Then he might have a chance against Obama.

Hey, and if McCain wins, then kicks it in office, we'll have an Exorcist-In-Chief

Posted by: Groose | July 21, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Were Bobby Jindal to accept a McCain VP offer I would be livid for 2 reasons.

1. He promised to remain in office for the duration of his term.

2. Were he to accept the VP nod and win, that would leave the governorship in the hands of democrat Mitch Landrieu- Senator Mary Landrieu's brother.

Posted by: Virginia Shanahan | July 21, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

1.) McCain is a thousand years old. He may drop dead, and then a brown guy will be POTUS. The racists won't like that.

2.) The exorcism stuff. It may play in the south, but he will be crucified on the national stage for it. He's a new face, so the press would not let it go. (Nor should they, 'cause it's creepy.)

3.) McCain is running a big state strategy: Ohio, Penn, Florida, and Michigan. Lower class white voters would have to decide that this new weird brown guy is less bad than that other weird brown guy they've been getting used to for a while. Some nonthreatening white guy like Pawlenty (Jesus points) or Romney (money, Dad was gov. of Michigan) would be less risky.

4.) McCain's awful greenscreen event was arranged by his people arranged Laplace. He brings no connections, no power-players, and no finesse to the team. (All of which McCain needs.)

5.) The Indian-American community is split on Jindal, for the same reasons Christians like him so much. He converted. That's a problem for a lot of Indians. There was a ton of negative press in India when he won the governor's race. He's also anti-science (strange for a Bio B.A.), and the community does not like that.
On a larger note, Republicans have stressed chummy relations with Pakistan, while Democrats have been more critical of that country. Guess which party enjoys more support amongst the Indian-American community?
However, were Jindal to be nominated for Veep, far more money would come from this sector than normally does. Just not as much had the Dems nominated any Indian-American for any position in THEIR government.

Posted by: SD | July 21, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

The best way to step on the globetrotting Obama media fest is to prime the story for a Jindal VP run, only to change course on thursday with a Romney announcement on top of Obama's Germany speech so the media has to cover the whiplash.

Posted by: LT | July 21, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Please don't pick Bobby Jindal... We desperately need him to finish the job here in Louisiana. Also, this would open up his present job as governor to a Democrat, who is next in line. It's not your turn Bobby, wait till next time.......

Posted by: Rose | July 21, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Probably never because no one cares it is yesterdays news. No one seems to care that Mccain was a drunk and drug addict.

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When is anyone going to ask why Obama hung out in a racist Church for 20 years?

I live in Chicago and I can't think of anyone in my entourage who didn't know about the crazy Wright.

And quite frankly, aside from Wright, for a guy who talks about unity all the time... why didn't he decide to go to a Church where there's unity? Why a black Church?

At my Church we have whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Indias, etc. THAT'S unity!

Want to try Oblahblahma?

Liberals can't understand Jindal: they assume that the son of Indian immigrants ought to automatically declare the United States "evil" and bash it every time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: unionjack | July 21, 2008 9:54 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

How do you know? Why doesn't he use his real name. You can't even find any reference to it anywhere on his web site or Bio. Is he ashamed of it? Is he ashamed of who he is?

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Jindal would be the best pick of course. The best hint? Look at the liberals' reactions! It's a no-brainer to me.

Jindal has accomplished more at 37 than more 50-year-olds.

And oh... Jindal never attended a racist, anti-semite Church. Take that for judgment!

Posted by: chaban | July 21, 2008 9:43 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey Union Jack.

I find it incomprehensible that you actually attend Church.

Posted by: bob North Smithfield | July 21, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

What about the Chiiiiiiiiildren?

Posted by: Hellary von Klinitin | July 21, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Piyush (bobby) Jindal has no interest in being a part of a failed campaign. In fact deep down he is probably rooting for Obama because of what the ground breaking relevance would mean for someone like him. He is young and has a long political career ahead of him he doesn't need the stink of Mccain hanging on him.

Posted by: | July 21, 2008 7:06 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

When is anyone going to ask why Obama hung out in a racist Church for 20 years?

I live in Chicago and I can't think of anyone in my entourage who didn't know about the crazy Wright.

And quite frankly, aside from Wright, for a guy who talks about unity all the time... why didn't he decide to go to a Church where there's unity? Why a black Church?

At my Church we have whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Indias, etc. THAT'S unity!

Want to try Oblahblahma?

Liberals can't understand Jindal: they assume that the son of Indian immigrants ought to automatically declare the United States "evil" and bash it every time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: unionjack | July 21, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

jindal ? he looks and sounds
arabic to me.
how can that be a good thing?

Posted by: david | July 21, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama-Wright 2008: Kill the White People!

Posted by: chaban | July 21, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

A VP that believes in intelligent design and that it should be taught in the schools?

McCain is crazier than I thought if he picks Jindal.

Posted by: smartinsen | July 21, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

I said it before, and I'll say it again: The best three VP picks are Governors Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Bobby Jindal.

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

If Jindal gets the nod...Mccain will have my vote.Unlike O'Bama , he has much more experince...showed up for his committe meetings and votes...

Posted by: Eugene Boyanton | July 21, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Lieberman for VP! He's the only choice that makes McCain look young!

Posted by: deepthought | July 21, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Jindal would be the best pick of course. The best hint? Look at the liberals' reactions! It's a no-brainer to me.

Jindal has accomplished more at 37 than more 50-year-olds.

And oh... Jindal never attended a racist, anti-semite Church. Take that for judgment!

Posted by: chaban | July 21, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey wait a minute, why hasn't anyone mentioned Florida Gov. Charley Crist?
Their hasn't been a Bachelor Vice President
in the White House since the 1800's.
All of a sudden Charley Crist is getting married in October.
Looks good to me.

Posted by: Al Young | July 21, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

To the idiot who thinks that Louisiana picked Jindal, so he must be really great because he isn't white.

You and all the other anti-Louisiana bigots in the rest of the nation have no clue who we are. And this will prove how foolish the left has been in the USA. While you all were bloviating and salivating over the last 20 years, we WAY passed you in learning our left-wing lessons. Why do you think New Orleans went under? Because of Dem rule. Why do you think our then-governor refused help when offere? Because she was a Dem. Why do you think we elected Jindal? Because we are damn sick and tired of stupid, and that he ain't! He cares about America, he is an American, plain and simple with no hyphens, he works, ( let me count how many days Obama has actually been to work as a Senator..about 7 months of work worth!, and even then he has the highest rate of "present' votes, not even taking a stand on many issues. He is a non-worker).Jindal embodies in spirit as well as in actual reality the ethics that made America great. If Jindal is picked, I will vote for McCain.

Posted by: Bridgespirite | July 21, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

NAMASTE, McCAIN?

Any chance they're using you on this one to grab some bloggink during Obama's juggernaut jaunt abroad... playing you like a -- sitar?

Posted by: Harry Kirschnar | July 21, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

The wacky governor from LA attended Brown University here in Providence.
Apparently the McCain vetters have not made time to read some of the local press up here in Rhode Island.

One weekly had a long interview with him about the "power of exorcisms to clean the soul" published several years ago.

The paper was doing a story on "cults"

At the time of the interview, the idea of running for public office had not entered his "mind"

Please pick him McSame!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

"To me, choosing to serve your community takes greater character than choosing to serve your bank account."

Yeah, that was one of the reasons I went for Obama over Hillary. I really admired that someone at the top of his class from Harvard Law would give up the chance to make millions right away and go work in Chicago.

Not think little of Hillary, but Obama's story was pretty special.

Of course, this was back before Super Tuesday and it was really a tough choice between the two. Once Clinton sort of lost her mind, it was easy.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 21, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Actually, "flip flops" wouldn't even be an issue if the Repubs hadn't made such a big deal over Kerry changing his opinion about funding the Iraq war and McCain hadn't tried to push it as an issue with his "words matter" advertising campaign.

We Dems/progressives understand that it is not unreasonable to shift your stance on a position after learning more about it. But you have to admit, when you look at the 180 degree turns McCain has made on so many critical issues (if you need a list, then read back through the blog) you have to wonder who the real McCain is, this one or the one who ran for the Repub nomination in 2000.

PG

Posted by: PeixeGato | July 21, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

"On the subject of "flip-flops", which seems to draw the attention of many of you: what politician do you know who hasn't said at least one contradictory thing in his career? What politician hasn't changed his position on an issue or changed his mind when new facts have emerged?"

But have you ever heard a politician say he's changing his mind? Usually, he just denies ever making the original statement or claims he was taken out of context or something.

I can't speak for the rest of the country, but I'd like to hear a politician admit to changing his mind on things based on new evidence. I know Obama has done it a few times. Bush, of course, is the prime example of someone who is incapable of doing this.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 21, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Go Bobby Jindal!
+1 Catholic
+1 Young
+/-0 Not White (you get no points for race, that would be racist)
+1 Relative Experience (Clearly McCain's foreign policy needs no revision from the like of younger people. His campaign needs help with internal policy, which is where Jindal comes in.)
+1 for Ethnic Ties to a powerful growing Indian Economy
+1 as a signal to the whole world
+2 for Conservative Values
+1 for not being Mitt Romney
+1 to unite the Republican Party leaders
+1 for Jindal's REAL success in politics (as opposed to Obamamama's Fake Successes. Obama hasn't accomplished anything in fact.)
+1 for not being Rudy Guiliani (fake arse, non Catholic)
+1 for finding the ties to a community (Louisiana) that the whole world still mourns for and who is desperately looking for hope
+1 for the convert

This man has it ALL!! What a selection!

Posted by: Mike | July 21, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

"America sucks"...is that a direct quote from somewhere or just something you heard from the voices that are inside your head?

PG

Posted by: PeixeGato | July 21, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting how the righties believe that the only way to gain any useable or valuable experience in life is through being a career politician, being a POW, or making a ton of money in the Coroporate arena.

I guess by that definition, Christian missionaries don't gain any valuable experience in their work. Boy, you righties have some mighty high principles to aspire to.

To me, choosing to serve your community takes greater character than choosing to serve your bank account.

Now before anyone jumps on me for criticizing people for working in private industry, that's not what I'm saying. I'm just saying that if you want to compare the moral fiber of someone who chooses to work a community-based job that pays less than $15,000 per year after self-financing your own undergraduate expenses at Columbia University and go back to that job after again self-financing your own law school expenses (without the benefit of a trust fund or parental contributions) at one of the most expensive law schools in the country to that of someone who chooses to climb the corporate ladder, amassing personal riches along the way, my vote is for the one who decided to dedicate himself to helping other fellow Americans. Again, this applies ONLY to the question of degree of moral fiber, not a total judgement of the overall individual (there's nothing wrong with making money).

BTW if you don't know what a community organizer is or does, then consider yourself lucky enough to have grown up in a neighborhood or area in which you didn't need one. A community organizer is a pretty well-known position, so responding to it with "whatever that is" doesn't exactly put you in the best light.


PG

Posted by: Peixegato | July 21, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Jim, you sound exactly like that paranoid little troll DIANNE27. Are you one and the same? We have seen your posts on other forums. You toss out your little piece of excrement, get thoroughly discredited and merely pop up on some other forum with the same trash and a band new "name". I would ask you for citations, but I can only assume that it would be in some neo-nazi gossip column. Using the same standards most of us could come up with claims that you are an alien pedophile and are the illegitimate spawn of John MCain's Doberman Pincher and Ipixq, a escaped criminal from a planet in the Andromeda galaxy.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | July 21, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

"Lets face it. The McCain POW "story" has many holes in it."

Riiiight! And SnObama's a radical Muslim hanging out, this week, with the Palestinian Authority and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.

You're a freakin' idiot. What do we know about lord Obama? He won't allow any discussions about his record, his experience, his lack of experience, his family, his pastor etc. Can't talk about anything but "hope" and "change" (Chope), "America sucks!" etc.

Posted by: Rob | July 21, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Jindal would be an excellent choice for veep. He's smart, articulate and holds those core values that define the party of individual freedom and small government. Our gain though, would be Louisiana's loss.

Posted by: ab | July 21, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Whoever McCain picks as his VP running mate will complement the ticket. We have a surfeit of excellent Republican candidates for that position.

On the subject of "flip-flops", which seems to draw the attention of many of you: what politician do you know who hasn't said at least one contradictory thing in his career? What politician hasn't changed his position on an issue or changed his mind when new facts have emerged?

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." I think that just a few of you need to grow up.

Posted by: Patrick C. | July 21, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

The best three VP picks are Governors Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Bobby Jindal.

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Among the 50 states, Louisiana's rankings in 2007, including Outer Continental Shelf activity:
First in crude-oil production.
First in OCS crude oil.
First in OCS natural gas.
First in OCS revenue generated for federal government.
First in mineral revenue from any source to the federal government.
Second in total energy production.
First in liquefied-natural-gas-terminal capacity.
First in natural-gas processing capacity.
Second in petroleum refining capacity.
Second in primary petrochemical production.
Second in crude oil proved reserves.
Second in total energy from all sources.
Second in natural gas proved reserves.

As Governor,aside from oversight of the industies which provides 25% of Americas energy, Bobby Jindal has passed the toughest Ethics Laws in the U.S., State School Vouchers,reduced State income taxes and proposed their complete elimination,has worked with the legislature in spending bills for our 1 Billion surplus on Infrastructure and Hurricane protection, and, due to his fiscal conservativism, we will have well over that amount again this year.

Jindal is a Rhodes Scholar, former President of the Louisiana University System, former Secretary of the Louisiana Dept. of Health, was a two term Congressman from Louisiana's 1st District and a former U.S. Asst. Secretary of Health & Human Services.

Barack Hussein Obama has done what?????

Posted by: ETEE | July 21, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

the case against bobby jindal

1)less experience than obama(7 months governor,3 years as us rep)
2) tied to bush(assistant sec at health and human services for 3 years, not excactly a high level position)
3)louisana has 9 electoral votes, and possibly a safe gop(dont bet on it)
4)shores up the fundie base but will drive away the indy votes.
5)solidy pro life, bye bye dissaffected hillary voters.
6)international experience? none!
7)milltary experience? never served!
8)makes McCain look older? check!
9)think hussain is a scarey middle name? try pronouncing Piyush!
10)McCain/jindal-were not even trying!

Posted by: the case against jindal | July 21, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

the case against bobby jindal

1)less experience than obama(7 months governor,3 years as us rep)
2) tied to bush(assistant sec at health and human services for 3 years, not excactly a high level position)
3)louisana has 9 electoral votes, and possibly a safe gop(dont bet on it)
4)shores up the fundie base but will drive away the indy votes.
5)solidy pro life, bye bye dissaffected hillary voters.
6)international experience? none!
7)milltary experience? never served!
8)makes McCain look older? check!
9)think hussain is a scarey middle name? try pronouncing Piyush!
10)McCain/jindal-were not even trying!

Posted by: the case against jindal | July 21, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

...I was reading some rumors in european newspapers that :Obama tried to rape a 3 year old boy when he was in Indonezia or Hawaii?!!..........If this proves to be true ,.....than down the tubes goes Obama for President!

Posted by: Jim | July 21, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Against all abortions with NO exceptions, is for teaching intelligent design in public schools, against civil rights legistlation, and likes to participate in excorcisms. Independents are going to love this.

Posted by: Sean | July 21, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

The wacky governor wrote a thesis in college about an exorcism he performed. Its posted online.
He believes the world was created in 6-days.

ATTN: Jay Leno. Dave Letterman. Your dream VP has arrived. The governor and his orbit of "spiritual friends" will be fun fodder for months.

Posted by: bobbos | July 21, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, the reports from Louisiana are that the glow is coming off Jindal and that his popularity is really declining.

However, these new developments sure make it seem like Jindal is the front-runner to become McCain's VP choice.

Posted by: Mike | July 21, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama is much more principled that either McCain or Jindal.

There, I said it. Therefore it is indisputable fact. No need for any more discussion on it.

If you righties are going to profess the high prinicples of your candidates, please at least have the decency to begin the sentence with the words "I believe..." as that is what the words are, your BELIEFS about the subject and what you BELIEVE to be true, not hard fact.

PG

Posted by: Peixegato | July 21, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Governor Jindal lost a bunch of respect
here when he refused to veto a doubling of salaries for the state legislators. He finally backed down when two recall petitions were filed with Louisiana's Secretary of State.

Jindal voted to allow huge increases in Student tuition and cut programs to attract new business into Louisiana like the
IWTP training program. The pork he cut included a grant to the Boy Scouts.

He's better than John McAmnesty, but that isn't saying much.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the length of this post, but there are so many things Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on...

ABORTION

From the Left:

Romney ran against Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1994. During a debate, Romney declared: "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it."
- Boston Globe, March 2, 2006

"I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose."
-2002 Questionnaire for the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
Boston Globe, July 3, 2005

From the Right:

"I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate."
- Boston Globe, Op-Ed, July 26, 2005

More from the Right:

"Every decision I have made as Governor in a very liberal state has been on the side of favoring life." - Governor Romney

- Robert Behre, "Romney Gets S.C. Support," Charleston Post-Courier, January 30, 2007

STEM CELL RESEARCH

From the Left:

"Romney has decided to support experimentation on surplus frozen embryos from in-vitro fertilization procedures."
- National Review Online, February 11, 2005

"At a campaign appearance at Brandeis University in June 2002, Romney strongly endorsed stem cell research."
- Boston Globe, December 17, 2006 Read the article

From the Center:

"Governor Mitt Romney set off a storm of criticism yesterday after he declared in a published interview that he favored banning a specific type of stem cell research. Scientists and the leader of the state Senate accused him of trying to block a promising avenue of research, even as antiabortion groups assailed him for declaring that he did not object to stem cell research involving embryos from fertility clinics."
- Boston Globe, February 11, 2005 Read the article

From the Right:

"I studied the issue for many months, and entered into conversation with experts from across the nation who were looking for consensus solutions, like Stanford's Dr. William Hurlbut. In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise, and that the way through it was around it: by the use of scientific techniques that could produce the equivalent of embryonic stem cells but without cloning, creating, harming, or destroying developing human lives."
- Governor Mitt Romney, Op-Ed, "A Stem-Cell Solution," National Review Online, June 15, 2007

GAY RIGHTS

From the Left:

"All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual orientation. While he does not support gay marriage, Mitt Romney believes domestic partnership status should be recognized in a way that includes the potential for health benefits and rights of survivorship."
- Romney's 2002 campaign website

"Mitt and Kerry Wish You a Great Pride Weekend! All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference"
- A flier handed out at "Gay Pride" by the Romney/Healey Campaign See the flier here

"We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and a bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns [grammar in context] President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation's military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share..."
- Governor Romney letter to Log Cabin Republicans, October 6, 1994 Read the letter here

From the Right:

Lopez: "And what about the 1994 letter to the Log Cabin Republicans where you indicated you would support the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and seemed open to changing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military? Are those your positions today?

Gov. Romney: "No. I don't see the need for new or special legislation. My experience over the past several years as governor has convinced me that ENDA would be an overly broad law that would open a litigation floodgate and unfairly penalize employers at the hands of activist judges...As for military policy and the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, I trust the counsel of those in uniform who have set these policies over a dozen years ago. I agree with President Bush's decision to maintain this policy and I would do the same."
- Interview with National Review, December 14, 2006 Read the interview

MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

From the Left:

In 2002, before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared same-sex marriage protected by the Constitution, Romney denounced as "too extreme" the effort by pro-family groups to enact a preemptive state Marriage Protection Amendment prohibiting homosexual marriage, civil unions and same-sex public employee benefits.
- Boston Phoenix, May 14-20, 2004

From the Right:

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: "Do you support a national constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage?"

Governor Romney: "Boy, I sure do. You know, that's a topic that's really, I think, very important to the country because marriage is not just about adults. Marriage is about the development and nurturing of kids, and in my view, the development of a child is enhanced by having a mom and dad. And so, I think it's very important that we have a national standard because marriage is a status. You get married in one place and then you move to another, you're still married at least in the eyes of the community and the children and the benefits may not follow you, but ultimately we're going to have one standard of marriage in this country and that standard ought to be one man and one woman."
- MSNBC's "Morning Joe" September 17, 2007

GUN RIGHTS

From the Left:

"He [Romney] is a supporter of the federal assault weapons ban."
- Romney 2002 campaign website

More from the Left:

In his 1994 US Senate run, Romney backed two gun-control measures strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups: the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period on gun sales, and a ban on certain assault weapons.

"That's not going to make me the hero of the NRA," Romney told the Boston Herald in 1994.

At another campaign stop that year, he told reporters: "I don't line up with the NRA."
- Boston Globe, January 14, 2007 Read the article

From the Right:

"Americans should have the right to own and possess firearms as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution," said Governor Romney. "I'm proud to be among the many decent, law-abiding men and women who safely use firearms."
- Governor Romney, News Release, January 12, 2007

WAITING PERIODS FOR GUNS

From the Left:

Regarding the Brady Bill which required waiting periods to buy a handgun, Romney stated, "I don't think [the waiting period] will have a massive effect on crime but I think it will have a positive effect."
- Boston Herald, August 1, 1994

From the Right:

"Romney says he still backs the ban on assault weapons, but he won't say whether he stands by the Brady Bill. And after the gun show tour, his campaign declined to say whether he would still describe himself as a supporter of tough gun laws."
- Boston Globe, January 14, 2007 Read the article

TAXES

From the Left:

"Governor Romney...imposed a slew of fee hikes and tax 'loophole' closures....The largest of these was $259 million worth of fee hikes in FY 2004, the bulk of which came from higher Registry of Deeds fees. Smaller fee hikes, including higher charges for boaters and golfers, we imposed in FY 2003 and FY 2005. Romney also sought $128 million worth of so-called tax loophole closures for FY 2004; $70 million for FY 2005; and $170 million for FY 2006, which were later reduced to $85 million due to backlash from business leaders."
- Club for Growth's White Paper on Mitt Romney

"Romney continues to oppose the flat tax with harsh language, calling the tax 'unfair.'"
- Club for Growth's White Paper on Mitt Romney

Romney didn't support President Bush's tax cuts in 2003. That earned him praise from liberal Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA)
- Boston Globe, April 11, 2003.

From the Right:

"I said no to a tax hike; raising taxes hurts working people and scares away jobs. I also said no to more borrowing; borrowing just shifts our problems to the backs of our kids...Instead, I went after waste, inefficiency, duplication, and patronage."
- Governor Romney, Boston Globe, October 24, 2005

CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

From the Left:

Governor Romney has changed his position on key campaign finance reform issues several times during public life. During his 1994 Senate campaign, he held far left positions that advocated for abolishing PACs and creating strict campaign spending limits.

- Club for Growth's White Paper on Mitt Romney

From the Right:

As he runs for President, Romney abandoned his previous stance and has come out as a harsh critic of McCain-Feingold, and those presidential candidates who support it. His transformation has even propelled him to call for the legislation's repeal.
- Club for Growth's White Paper on Mitt Romney

Watch the video from Mitt Romney's 1994 debate with Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

Governor Romney is not a good choice for McCain. He has changed his positions too many times to be trustworthy.

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Why all of the McCain bashing??? I'm no McCain fan but this Jindal talk is nothing more than talk. He will pick Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty has been an ardent supporter since day 1.

Posted by: Oliver | July 21, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

It has to be Gov. Sarah Palin. She is best candidate for V.P. Go search some videos on youtube about her. You will see for yourself.

Global aging: the demographic winter is coming.

Aging workforce in the USA.
geocities(dot)com/demographic_crash

P.S. Also new website prowomanprolife(dot)org

Posted by: SM | July 21, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

I think Jindal would be a bad choice.

McCains whole argument about Obama's lack of experience would be gone and that's the main issue he has.

If Jindal is ready to be President, then so is Obama.

Posted by: Pmontana | July 21, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

"Jindal has never done anything for Louisiana but continually run for office"

And win...

But you know, that's the nature of being a Congressman. Gotta run every two years.

And he dominated in the governors race gaining a majority vote in a crowded field.

But I'm not quite sure what he's accomplished. His voting record in Congress is very Bushy. He makes McCain look like Bernie Sanders. Jindal did help override the veto on the waterworks bill that had provisions to rebuild parts of the Katrina damaged areas.

He's a fundamentalist Catholic and holds the views that you would expect a fundamentalist Catholic to hold. He was born a Hindu, but converted to Catholicism in high school. For politics? I doubt it, but anyone might disagree.

A Rhodes Scholar, kind of like another President we used to have.

Anyone notice the horrible record minorities have running Republican? They had a bunch of black candidates running for different things. Michael Steele, Lynn Swann, Alan Keyes (well, he doesn't really count)

I'm not aware of what he's accomplished as Governor other than vetoing the pay raise. I guess I'll scope out wikipedia later today unless someone knowledgeable wants to give a list.

Correction, though. He has only been governor since January of 2008. He wasn't governor in 2007. Not a lot of time to build a resume.

He's charismatic, and young, and handsome.

I think he would be a good pick for McCain except for the risk of losing the racist vote. Although I think Obama might protect against that.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 21, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

This is what McCain said about Mitt Romney back in January:

"One thing I think we should really give Governor Romney credit for -- he is consistent. He has consistently taken both sides of any major issue. He has consistently flip-flopped on every issue..."

"As the liberal governor of the state of Massachusetts, he raised taxes by 730 million dollars, the state is now stuck with a quarter billion dollar debt over government-mandated health system. When he was governor, they had the third or fourth worst economy of any state in America, and the manufacturing jobs left this country at 7%. They left Massachusetts at 14%...As the head of his investment company, he presided over companies that immediately laid off thousands of workers."

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/28/615314.aspx

McCain is right - Mitt Romney is a flip-flopper...

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Lets face it. The McCain POW "story" has many holes in it.
- He was not injured by his guards, but rather when he ejected from his plane-
- He tells various versions of his treatment, depending on the audience. Who knows which version, if any, is true?-
- Even Nancy Regan once said "John tells interesting stories"
- Two fellow prisoners claim he got "easier treatment" than most prisoners-
- He was last in his class at the Naval Academy-
- He was such a poor pilot, he crashed 5-planes-
- He refuses to release his military records, unlike John Kerry, who did-
- Is McCain "fit to hold office?"-
- He abandoned his first wife and married Cindy 6-months after he met her. That is why his children, from this first marriage refuse to campaign with him-
- McCain took payoffs from a local banker, and was sanctioned by the US Senate in the 1980s, barely escaping an indictment-
- His frequent verbal gaffes make his staff alarmed about the prospect of the debates- (They'll be happy as long as he does not drool)-

--If McCain were a tv channel he would be the "War Channel: All War, All the time".-
- Being a POW does not make McCain qualified to be president-
- There were two POW's from my home town-
- None of them milked their experience for a lifetime time on the public payroll-
---McCain: The More You Know....The Less You Know.."

Posted by: bob North Smithfield | July 21, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Mccain is the ultimate lightweight. Picking a talented guy like Jindal would give him a boost, but won't reverse the trainwreck that is the Republican party in 2008

Posted by: matt | July 21, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

what about that whole exorcism thing with Jindal? Isn't that a no-brainer for not picking him?

Posted by: kathleenk1 | July 21, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. P - With Huckabee you have a case of the VP carrying the President! I'm an Obama voter and, having actually read about the candidates positions, think Huckabee would be a better fit with the moderate Obama than with a lunatic like McCain or Bush or Cheney. Huckabee wants curbs on outsourcing, wants to end the H1-B and any other guest visa that takes jobs from American's, is for energy independence and a real green economy (ala Gore, yet!), agrees with Obama's on pulling out of Iraq (and Obama's stances on Afghanistan and Pakistan, too). He is a one of a new breed of Christian voters - a genuine Evangelical Christian liberal! How on earth he ended up as a Republican is completely beyond me; once you get past his stance on abortion, he is far more a Democrat than most Democrats.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | July 21, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Dems, convince yourselves that the election is in the bag. Obama, first president of all 57 states.

Shouldn't someone tell him he's only going to get a say over 50 of them.

Check out Obama's comment on 57 states. Now THAT'S a real lightweight.

More to come in the upcoming weeks when they wean him off the teleprompter and force him to speak in his own voice in front of a live audience.

I can't wait for the eye-opening the American electorate is going to get when they find out how empty this guy is when he doesn't have a script to read from.

Posted by: Aquariusstar | July 21, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Jindal isn't a Hindu. Jindal is a Catholic. Pick Jindal and the Republicans will win in November with the Catholic vote.

Posted by: Philip Saenz | July 21, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Cede the experience issue? Are you kidding me?

If anything picking Jindal will contrast well with Obama because Jindal has accomplished more a few months as governor than Obama has in his entire political career, including when he was a "community organizer," whatever that is.

Additionally, Jindal makes a great contrast with Obama because he has earned his way in life through his own merit and has not been the beneficiary of affirmative action.

Posted by: Maddux314 | July 21, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The best three VP picks are Governors Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Bobby Jindal.

Governor Romney should not be the VP. He has flip-flopped on so many issues that McCain wouldn't even have a chance with him on the ticket.

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Well...Jindal is the Governor of my state and I would hate to lose him. Its so refreshing to have a truly intelligent Rhodes Scholar in high office instead of the pundits with pseudo-intelligence. By gosh, this guy is SMART!!. He even last week vetoed over $500,000 proposed porkbarrel projects headed to my part of the state, and that's fine with me. I will be okay with loaning Bobby for a while if it helps straighten out the Washington mess.

Posted by: Harry Hebert | July 21, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Please, Obama a lightweight? Why? b/c you said so?! The Republican party is full of ideological, lightweight hacks who have resorted to copying Obama's policies! It doesn't matter who McCain picks, Obama will win. If McCain ultimately picks Jindal, it will be to mix things up b/c Jindal is not a traditional republican. Even Republicans know Republicans don't have a snowballs chance in hell in this election. what a riot!

Obama '08

Posted by: SD Patriot | July 21, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain should go with Romney. I've already got my "Newt-Jindal 2012" stuff ready.

Posted by: David - Georgia | July 21, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Jindal authorize the teaching of Creationism in Louisiana public schools? I don't want him anywhere near the White House.

Forget it.

Posted by: Bob | July 21, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama would WISH for the resume that Jindal would bring to the ticket. To compare Jindal, with executive experience and innovative ideas that are being implemented, with the empty talk from the O-Man who's meager resume sd "community organizer" (think Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton) is laughable.

And Jindal would be at the bottom of the ticket..where the relative inexperience (compared to Obama's HUGE deficit) should be.

Obama comes out second-rate in comparison with Jindal and no contest in comparison to McCain.

Posted by: Aquariusstar | July 21, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Fred Quimby, What does religion have to do with politics? I can see you don't know since you are a Democrap of the Democrap Party.

Posted by: Philip Saenz | July 21, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm a liberal dem, but Bobby J. is the man.......Being elected a governer as an indian american in a state like LA is amazing

Posted by: Jig | July 21, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Jindal at 37 is much more experienced and principled than Obama and Jindal as McCain's VP would highlight what a
light weight Obama is. The only real choice is Bobby Jindal for Vice-President.

Posted by: Robert | July 21, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

I forgot to mention that I won't write anymore if Senator McCain picks Jindal.

It is a losing ticket and not worth of commenting on the possibility of winning.

Posted by: premier | July 21, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Picking Gov. Jindal would surely appear to be Sen. McCain's attempt to undercut Sen. Obama's Kennedyesque appeal...can't you just see the desperate GOP ads now..."It's time for another John and Bobby to inspire America!"...this watcher takes the safe bet on Romney, so that Sen. McCain can get that massive infusion of Romney-raised cash ASAP.

Posted by: WingNut Alert | July 21, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

What's this about "Bobby" Jindal being tapped to be MCain's VP. I think I should have a shot at it.

Posted by: Piyush J. | July 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

If Senator McCain Campaign is worried about the issue of religion, then they are still naive. As I said, religion is not an issue for this election.

Identities and semiotics that deliver the qualification of the candidate in this post-modern world: Why do you spend your time on something not worth?

Posted by: premier | July 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Republicans aka Appalachia aka hardworking blue collar workers won't vote for Jindal-- he's not white!!!

Posted by: SD Patriot | July 21, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

According to SurveyUSA polls, Governor Mike Huckabee would be McCain's best VP choice. In almost every state where they took these test polls, he was shown to be better for McCain than Romney, Pawlenty, or Lieberman.

The polls were taken in PA, NM, VA, CA, OH, IA, KS, WI, NE, OR, NY, MA, MN, AL, KY, and MO.

Of these, PA (21), OH (20), VA (13), MO (11), MN (10), IA (7), OR (7), and NM (5) are generally considered to be possible battleground states in November.

McCain/Huckabee '08 !

or, to put it another way:

Mac 'n Mike '08 !

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

After hearing the MSM bloviators endlessly trash BO because of his alleged lack of experience and exotic background, Mac is leaning toward Jindal we're told. Huh? BJ has less experience than Barack did when he ran for student government. What's more, what is more exotic or strange than doing exorcisms (allegedly). What happened? Was Max VonSydow not available? BJ's only claim to fame as governor is his initiative to "fix" prisoners (as you might "fix" an animal). Mutilating inmates hardly seems a shining achievement, at least not in a positive way. I don't get it. P.S. Bucky's confused, too.

Posted by: Captain America | July 21, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Love Bobby Jindal!
We just got Bobby as governor here in La.
It's just too soon to lose him to Washington. Y'all can have him on down the road, and by then he'll be much more seasoned. We need you here in La., Governor...there's still a great deal of work to be done.

Posted by: NOLA Mom | July 21, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Chris what are your qualifications - why should YOUR BIASED opinion matter (its not like you even are differing from the wapo editorial stance).
The VP is supposed to complement the Pres. ANYONE that BHO could get would have to outshine him on the experience scale.
Bobby Jindal -
Brown, Oxford, Rhodes Scholar, consultant to Fortune 500 cos., he was elected to the US congress while Barry HO was still sucking up to "rev" Wrong and his racist cult. At 24 years old - 24!?!- he was responsible for a multimillion dollar budget (40% of the LA budget) and turned it around. His parents were actually hard working fiscally responsible people and he did not hang with separatist or terrorists.

He had not been tapped - but even if he is...He - even at the second level is more qualified than BH(empty suit)Osama.

Posted by: ask | July 21, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I think picking either Jindal or Palin is not a good choice. The pick should be able to unify the Party and be able to pick up some Electoral Votes. While Jindal may be the pick of the future, Palin is from a small state (in the Electoral College). Giuliani will pick up some votes that should already go McCains way so that is not a good choice either. I would have to say the best all-around pick is former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. His track record is proven and he neutralizes the race card. I have some friends that think Romney should be the VP choice. McCain should leave Jindal where he is and should think about appointing Palin to a cabinet position. But we need Good Republicans in all offices of Government and should leave anyone with a job in the position that they are in....

Posted by: Harry | July 21, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

"First, McCain would essentially cede one of the main pillars of his argument against Obama: experience."

How so? Jindal's presence in the #2 slot would simply emphasize that Obama himself belongs at the bottom of the ticket.

Posted by: scot | July 21, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

The question is should McCain go with someone of a experience like a Romney or energize the base along with non-voters with a Jindal? It would totally mute the black factor Obama has going for him despite he himself not having much experience either. I'd rather have the experience guy like McCain at the top of the ticket.

Jindal could turn out to be a good choice. With the economy turning south over the last year, gas prices high(thanks Obama), dissatisfaction with the war, Obama still has not cracked the 50% mark in any reliable poll. He should be over that hump and he is not. McCain can go with that old white party perception or he can totally take the Republican party and this country for a ride.

I am an Independent who was hoping Jessee Ventura was going to make a run for it. So I am not really excited about either party right now.

Posted by: Trent | July 21, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Mike Huckabee was Governor of Arkansas for over 10 years. He is undoubtedly John McCain's best VP pick!

Survey USA took a series of polls to determine the VP candidate (out of Huckabee, Lieberman, Pawlenty, and Romney) who would help John McCain the most.

They took polls in PA, NM, VA, CA, OH, IA, KS, WI, NE, OR, NY, MA, MN, AL, KY, and MO. Of these, PA, NM, VA, OH, IA, OR, MN, and MO are generally considered to be possible battleground states in November.

In almost every case, Governor Mike Huckabee did best. He even had a slight lead in Massachusetts where Romney was once Governor!

Also, there have been five bellwether states - OH, MO, LA, KY, and AR - that have correctly predicted the winner of the General Election for each of the past eight elections (dating back to 1976). Of those, in the GOP Primaries, Huckabee won the popular vote in two of them (AR and LA), coming in second to McCain in the other three. McCain won the popular vote in three of them (OH, MO and KY), coming in second to Huckabee in the other two. The margin between the two in the state of MO was extremely narrow. And in the state of KY, Huckabee even managed to come in second to John McCain three and a half months after he suspended his campaign and endorsed McCain.

Governor Huckabee would be a great Vice President. Even Mitt Romney thinks so! At a town hall meeting back in December (before Iowa) he was asked what he thought of Huckabee as VP. Romney replied: "Sure, he's a wonderful person... He'd make a great vice president."

Posted by: Mrs. P | July 21, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

ted....give it up. palin will not be chosen. mccain never considered her. its only palin and her followers that are spreading the rumors. she brings nothing to the table.

Posted by: rick | July 21, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

jindal attended an exocism. cant wait for that to come out.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I think the govenor would be a wonderful pick. He is smart, young and an honest individual. He's got my vote!

Posted by: Carl Gillig | July 21, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

tot he first poster and the usual spiteful, childish vile spewers from the "lib" side:

Carly Fiorina, Palin, jindal - but of course the party of TRUE diversity is the republican party -
TO the moron who calls HIMSELF mcsame - i supposed you think you are labelling McCain - but in actuality it is YOU is the SAME OLD BS. " He has waffled on abortion so much I want to drown him in Mrs. Butterworth's!"
1. You are making an AUNT JEMIMA conparison - you bigotted A$$?
2. B Hussein Osama - give s EVERYONE WHIPLASH.

It is so pathethic that whenever faced with a fact you throw slurs and insults in your PATHETHIC attempts to divert and deflect. Definitely the sign of a weak mind.

All you leftist disparage anyone who disagrees and rich and elitist. And you sound like an ignorant child. So when you are not resorting to playground level insults - you argument is that Republican are intelligent and successful. Damn I guess that means all Dems are stupid and failures....wait - that is what it means!

Posted by: intelligence antonym of Democraps | July 21, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The only Hail Mary will be by the Democracks . Thank you Democracks for the high food prices.. When I fill up my car with gas I thank reid and peloski who are stuck on stup. I will remember you in November Democracks Vote NO

Posted by: jake | July 21, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is a damn indian and needs to go back to the country he came from. He abandoned his racial idenity and needs to go. He did nothing in his state and will do no good for the Republicrats.

Posted by: Bo | July 21, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

What BIAS from The Obamington Post! If McLame were to pick Jindal it would add some excitement to the ticket. Saying he would be bad because he lacks foreign policy experience JUST LIKE OBAMA from a newspaper that is currently papering over Obama's complete lack of credentials in everything, foreign and domestic is a real hoot. Jindal has turned around the chronic mess in Louisiana in a very short time after the Democrats screwed it up royally. What has Obama ever done any time any where that qualifies him to be considered for the toughest executive job in the country? I cant wait for him to pick some Ed Rendell-type hack to try to fool the blue-collar types into thinking he's not the Marxist that he is.

Posted by: skep41 | July 21, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Boy, would I give lots of money to see a debate between Palin and Obama!!!

In any case, man oh man, would Palin wipe the floor against whomever Obama picks as Veep.

Posted by: Ted | July 21, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Just wait till the world hears about Jindal's exorcisms. Man that will be fun.

Posted by: Fred Quimby | July 21, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Piyush Jindal has no interest in being a part of a failed campaign. In fact deep down he is probably rooting for Obama because of what the ground breaking relevance would mean for someone like him. He is young and has a long political career ahead of him he doesn't need the stink of Mccain hanging on him.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 21, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Clearly it's gonna be Palin over Romney. Like it or not, Romney brings more negatives to the table in terms of garnering votes for McCain than positives. Palin, on the other hand, is off the charts on positives -- Hillary voters, epicenter of oil/energy debate, etc. -- and there's no way she can be attacked by the Dems!

Posted by: Ted | July 21, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

"im not a conservative but i think mccain choosing the slurpy drinking hindu could help him with the far right nutjobs."

You see, Rick typifies Democrat bigotry. And their inability to use proper grammar. The party of identity politics wants to peg everybody as belonging to this race, or that gender. Jindal recognizes that we're all AMERICANS. Not Indian-American, or African-American or choose your hyphenated identity. I pray we'll all be saying "Obama Who?" in 20 years.

Posted by: LoonsToTheLeftOfMe | July 21, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I can't pick Romney because he's pro-choice. Or is it pro-life? Both? Help! Mr. Lieberman!

Blame Romney for my confusion. He has waffled on abortion so much I want to drown him in Mrs. Butterworth's! The sugar-free kind, like that sugar-free bridge mix in the bins by the pharmacy. That's the candy for my generation!

Posted by: McSame | July 21, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

The Fix is in.

The Veep will be Romney.

If the election were held today McCain would loose by an 80% to 20% margin. The Republicans can not afford that big of a loss. There are credible projections out that say he may get less then 20% of the popular vote.

Since the party can't just dump him, McCain will get the nomination at the convention (as his reward and place in history for good party service).

Shortly after the convention, McCain with resign because of "health" reasons.

Romney will take over as the presidential candidate and name a Veep from east of the Mississippi river.

This way, if they loose, which is almost a given, that way the Republicans will have an excuse, Romney didn't have time enough to run, or people voted against him because he is a Mormon, etc. If they stick with McCain they will suffer a greater loss and have no excuse.

Posted by: Walter | July 21, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is a great speaker and knows what he is talking about. He also does not sound like a cocky robot (i.e. Obama). It would be sad to see him leave the one-time mess he has helped clean up in Louisiana, but it might actually put McCain over the top for the presidency. Palin would not be bad, either. Then again, I love Giuliani and Romney, too. Lots of excellent VP candidates for McCain to choose from. Can't say the same for the Dummycrats. ;^)

Posted by: Seattle Conservative | July 21, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey Chris... who is running for PRESIDENT, McCain or Bobby Jindal? Either your reasoning ability is flawed or your just part of the typical in the tank for Nobama, biased so-called mainstream media.

Posted by: DH | July 21, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Just like in the bachelor or bacheloret, in the last episode, the one who shows up first is the one sent packing. Good news for Sarah Palin!

Posted by: Daymon | July 21, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Jindal has never done anything for Louisiana but continually run for office, this is just another office he is running for. He has not done a damn thing for our state so good riddens. Just shows how desperate republicans are for a new young off-white face.

Posted by: nola guy | July 21, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope to counter Obama's Muslimness with a Hindu from Louisiana.

Wait a minute. He's from India, not Louisiana. Isn't India where they hold the Indianapolis 500. I'm confused. Mr. Lieberman! Help!

Posted by: McSame | July 21, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

With McCain's age he needs someone who could step in right away. I don't have a problem with Jindal though. But you can bet the media would question his youth and inexperience.I still prefer Romney and last week he ate all his campaign debt so we'll see.

Posted by: Jacob | July 21, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

He wouldnt be VP Bobby for long when Mcain dies.
But Pelosi as a VP. Horrible.

Posted by: BDL | July 21, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Jindal is a national treasure, and a tremendous future asset for the GOP, but not experienced enough yet for the veep slot. Let him mature and develop the experience and we'll run him for the top of the ticket in 10 years. Meantime, McCain should go with Romney in these dire economic times.

Posted by: LoonsToTheLeftOfMe | July 21, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Lord no. We here in Louisiana finally get a good conservative governor, who is doing some good things and the dang Washington circle wants to take him away. They will use him, abuse him and then dump him out like Newt.

Posted by: Chris | July 21, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Morover, if the brand new McCain ad is not an announcement that Sarah Palin is gonna be Veep on his ticket, I don't know what is. It's even got the McCain/Palin campaign slogan vs. Obama: "Don't hope for new energy, vote for it" -----

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=135403

Insofar as the red herring "newbie" argument contra Palin, she's got more actual accomplishment, qualifications and experience than Obama times 10! Just let the Dems (and their fawning MSM) try to make an argument on that. That would be rich indeed. I say, bring it on!!!

Posted by: Ted | July 21, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

as long as he doesnt pick that hack sarah palin from alaska. why the hell does she think she's qualified?

anyways, im not a conservative but i think mccain choosing the slurpy drinking hindu could help him with the far right nutjobs.

Posted by: RICK | July 21, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Jindal has actually done very little as Gov. of La. so far. Unless you want to take into account a few weeks ago when sheer public outcry, and a recall threat, forced his hand in vetoing a legislative pay raise.

America does not need another yes man, America needs leadership and Jindal is not that person.

Posted by: Louisiana Citizen | July 21, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Bobby is fine right where he is...give us 6 more years with him then we'll share

Posted by: NOLA | July 21, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

If Israel attacks Iran before November, does anyone really think Ol' big ears (i.e., Obama) has a shot to win? The answer is a resounding NO.

Posted by: Aaron Burr | July 21, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Really though, if he does become McCain's veep spot, all the ignorant voters will initially see him as a Mexican, then after all the "He's Indian" corrections, they're going to see him as a "Navajo Indian" or an ancestor of a participant in the "battle for wounded knee." I personally would love Bobby Jindal to be VP for the GOP party. It would thwart conventional views of the Republican party and acclimate what the Republicans should have run on, which should have closely resembled that of Ron Paul's platform sans his foreign policy stance.

Posted by: andrew | July 21, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

"Vice-President Bobby? Not exactly a surfeit of gravitas, eh?" ...

I thought "President Bobby Kennedy" would have been a good name. What is a name?

Posted by: Larry | July 21, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

"First, McCain would essentially cede one of the main pillars of his argument against Obama: experience."

Why? Comparing the Pres candidate to the VEEP pick isn't going to favor Obama.

Posted by: Darin | July 21, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

The Republican party typified by its image as being controlled by old white men, huh? And Jindal would rebrand that, somehow? It certainly hasn't had any bearing on the media's definition of the G.O.P. that it was the first to place an African American and a woman in the post of Secretary of State. I suggest the typification of the Republican Party comes not from the voters but from the media.

Posted by: Marion | July 21, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Word out of McCain meeting with Jindal means McCain's picking Alaska Gov Sarah Palin, not Jindal!

Posted by: Ted | July 21, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

As a resident of Louisiana, I would hate to lose him as our governor, but he would be a great V.P. The guy is brilliant, decent and ethical.

Posted by: Ian | July 21, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

The best part: the Indian-American community would likely come through with buko money for a historic candidate such as Jindal and the Catholic community would have on of its own on the ticket again.

This is a choice with, for the downside of ceding experience, has a great deal of upside in excitment and giving the ticket a sense of history.

Posted by: Rhoda | July 21, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I hope Jindal is chosen.

Posted by: josh mathes | July 21, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

"Vice-President Bobby?" Not exactly a surfeit of gravitas, eh?

Posted by: FlownOver | July 21, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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