Bobby Jindal, Fizzled GOP Star, To Give Keynote At New York Republicans' Annual Dinner

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We know what you were probably thinking when you woke up this morning: "what ever happened to Bobby Jindal after that ghastly response he gave to President Barack Obama's 2009 State of the Union Address?"

Well, maybe you weren't...but we've got an update anyway.

Jindal, a former U.S. congressman/current governor of Louisiana -- and a once-rising GOP star considered as a possible vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 election -- will be in New York next month to give the keynote address at the New York Republican Party's Annual Dinner. 

"Governor Jindal has led the way on a wide array of issues, including charter schools, education reform, energy policy, ethics reform, and fiscal responsibility," New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox says. "In a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find employment and make ends meet, Governor Jindal has proven that conservative ideas and solutions are the most effective and efficient form of government."

Jindal, as we mentioned, was on track to do big things. Then this happened:

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Aside from flat-out lying about his meeting with the late Harry Lee, the former sheriff of Jefferson Parish -- which includes New Orleans -- in the Big Easy in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (Jindal wasn't even in New Orleans at the time), he came across in his response as a bit of a doofus.

Jindal's response to the president's address was called "a disaster for the Republican Party"...by conservatives.

Jindal then slipped off the national stage, and his GOP stardom fizzled.

The GOP dinner is scheduled for April 19 -- just five days before the New York GOP presidential primary -- at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Manhattan. If Jindal's speech is anything like his response to Obama's State of Union, you might want to bring a pillow.

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Mark Barre
Mark Barre

I voted for Jindal but he has a love affair with self. As a conservative, we don't need this goofball changing his mind at every whim. He has set the groundwork to wreck Louisiana's future now he wants a new ticket and a bigger arena. Don't be fooled by his average brain and pitiful speech tactics. Just another disappointment.

Guest
Guest

I like how this article accuses Gov. Jindal of making false statements when it gets its facts wrong as well. New Orleans is not in Jefferson Parish.

Creoleguy72
Creoleguy72

Bobby Jindal should not speak for any political party for any reason. This man is AWFUL. No one should listen to anything he has to say. I wouldn't waste time or money to listen to anything he has to say. The Republicans in New York should find someone else to speak at their dinner. Hopefully he will not try to play a part in ANY national office, because I and over half of Louisiana wouuld not even vote for him for dog catcher!

Jimbolene
Jimbolene

Jefferson Parish does not include New Orleans.  New Orleans is in Orleans Parish.

Louisiana still great
Louisiana still great

Jindal is actually the best governor the state has had in a very long time, which I understand is not sayinga whole lot. Given Louisiana's budget problems, Jindal has managed to seriously cut it back with minimal job loss while at the same time helping to create private jobs in the state, without resorting to a raise in taxes. While ideologically hypocritical, his use of federal funds to help work the state out of future dependency is quite pragmatic and very intelligent. During emergencies, in particular, he has been very impressive. In the BP oil spill debacle, the feds seemed intent on alllowing the marshes to die. Thanks to Jindal and his use of state resources, those efforts were stymied and most of the marshes were saved. His only drawbacks are his pandering to social conservatives in order to remain in office as well as his frequent out of state findraising trips. He could be m,ore transparent as well. One fact is undisputable: Businesses feel a lot more comfortable investing and hiring in Louisiana since he's been in office. 

Susan
Susan

www.susanhillinfo.com

Susan Hill - Coastal Scientist - Whistleblower

Silencing of Susan Hill as Gov. Bobby Jindal begged for billions in Federal money

Ongoing, continuing retaliation against female scientist whistleblower who reported to Gov. Bobby Jindal et al. corruption in the State of Louisiana's levee and coastal program

Louisiana sucks now
Louisiana sucks now

He's an immoral man who will throw anyone under the bus for his own political gain.

Amatrixa
Amatrixa

As a native of Louisiana, I can say that Bobby Jindal is a huge disappointment and a pretty lousy governor. He campaigned as Louisiana's Bew Hope, promising to do just about everything when he's been basically a screaming dud. If the state wasn't so brainwashed and had he a real challenger he certainly would not have been re-elected. Go figure, this state was always "off the mark" politically.

Louisiana sucks now
Louisiana sucks now

Do you realize how many jobs he has outsourced to other states? Everytime he privatizes a part of a state agency, he gives contracts to out of state businesses.

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