Oh, this is just too rich.
This is one of those things, you can't make-up.
Off-screen voice: Governor, you just had the biggest meltdown of your career, on national television, so what are you going to do?
Bobby Jindal: I'm going to DisneyWorld!
Jindal's office says the governor and his family leave for the Orlando vacation resort today
After giving one of the biggest speeches in his time as a politician, Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to Disney World.
Jindal's office says the governor and his family leave for the Orlando vacation resort today.
The vacation comes one day after Jindal gave his first televised speech to the nation, offering the Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's address to Congress.
This, pretty much, guarantees a merciless skewering on Saturday Night Live, if they're on this weekend.
Who is this guys' staff?
For one, David Corn is not on it;
There was only one phone call Bobby Jindal needed to make on Wednesday--and that was to Jay Leno.
Jindal ought to steal a move from Bill Clinton and seek salvation on Leno's set. In 1988, Bill Clinton, then a little-known Arkansas governor, delivered the keynote address at the Democrats' presidential convention. It was a horribly boring speech. He droned on for what seemed like forever. And when he began his summation and said "in conclusion," the audience cheered. He immediately became a national punchline. But Clinton moved fast to stop the bleeding. He joked with reporters about his terrible performance, and he quickly booked himself a spot on Johnny Carson's show. (For you youngsters, Carson hosted The Tonight Show before Leno.) Sitting next to Johnny--after Carson gave him a very, very, very long introduction--Clinton engaged in self-ribbing and made good sport of his abysmal performance. Four years later, he was elected president of the United States.
Hope the cell phone connection is good from Disney, there, Bobby.
And, he's going to need to be making some calls.
Anchors Aweigh ... And Awash
It seems that Jindal's Hurricane Katrina story is (was) one of the fish that got away.
Jindal's Katrina Story: A Tall Tale?
The evidence continues to grow that the story Bobby Jindal told Tuesday night -- about how he backed a tough-talking sheriff's efforts to rescue Katrina victims, government red-tape be damed -- was, how to put it ... made up.Read all of Zachary Roth's post, it is fascinating
But there are several pieces of evidence that suggest this just didn't happen. Nothing, to be sure, that definitively proves the story was made up. But more than enough to declare it highly suspicious.
The implication here is that Jindal talked to the sheriff after the fact, not that he was in his office during the moment of crisis.
Melissa McEwan gives a shout out on it with "Pardon Me, Mr. Governor, But I Do Believe Your Pants Are on Fire*", while Steve Benen raises an eyebrow with "ABOUT THAT BOAT STORY..."
And, The Lava Flows ...
Jindal, in his dissing of Volcano Monitoring, managed to raise the dander of a Nobel Prize winner.
So what did Bobby Jindal choose to ridicule in this response to Obama last night? Volcano monitoring, of course.
And leaving aside the chutzpah of casting the failure of his own party’s governance as proof that government can’t work, does he really think that the response to natural disasters like Katrina is best undertaken by uncoordinated private action? Hey, why bother having an army? Let’s just rely on self-defense by armed citizens.
The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.
Not only this, but he's hit one into Mommy Moose'salley;
Alaskans fume over Jindal volcano-monitoring gripe
Something tells me this is going to haunt the Louisianna Governor for some time.
The Dittohead Umbrella
The biggest dittohead of them all is lying down the law.
Limbaugh Defends Jindal, Warns Conservatives They Are ‘Making A Real Mistake
LIMBAUGH: [T]he people on our side are really making a mistake if they go after Bobby Jindal on the basis of style. Because if you think — people on our side I’m talking to you — those of you who think Jindal was horrible, you think — in fact, I don’t ever want to hear from you ever again. … I’ve spoken to him numerous times, he’s brilliant. He’s the real deal.Wonkette: Limbaugh Orders Republicans To Leave Bobby Jindal Alone
The Politico: Limbaugh still loves Jindal
The Queen of the Flying Monkeys, Michelle "Stalkin" Malkin has her radar on, full bore;
"Helen Thomas has been gabbing with a film crew this morning, according to Washington Times White House correspondent Christina Bellantoni.
Bellantoni just posted this on Twitter:
“Bobby Jindal was ‘pitiful,’ Helen Thomas tells film crew, right before making a ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ crack.”
Thanks for the Offer Guys, But I'll Handle This Myself
Wonkette: Radio Host Forces Michael Steele To Give ‘Slum Love’ To Bobby Jindal
Jason Zengerle: What's Michael Steele Trying to Prove?
Think Progress: EXCLUSIVE: Tancredo Says Jindal’s Speech Was The ‘Last Nail In The Coffin’ For His Presidential Ambitions
The Old Ax - What Goes Up, Must Come Down
NYT: Governor Jindal, Rising G.O.P. Star, Plummets After Speech
Robert Stein at Connecting The Dots: Jumping on Jindal
Down With Tyranny: Jindal Won't Do Much For The GOP But His Shockingly Inept Speech Has Made A Star Out Of Kenneth The Page
Damezol: Catch a Falling Star: Gov. Bobby Jindal's Response to Obama Infuriates Republicans, Gets Jindal Compared to Kenneth the Page
Bobby, Get Your Gun ...
Maybe If They Exorcise The Money, First ....
Paging Linda Blair ...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Oh, this is just too rich.