MAY 25 In this post, Salon explains Bobby Jindal's "strategy" in trying to keep his "zombie presidential campaign" alive. He's not the only guy destined for the also-ran column who keeps desperately grasping, Salon says, but he is one of the most pathetic. Once again, the national media has trouble reconciling how good Jindal looks on paper with what a massive disappointment he has been in reality.
MAY 26 Sure, it made headlines when the legislature told Bobby Jindal last week to pick up the tab himself for his jet-setting across the country to support his presidential campaigning. But don't get too impressed, columnist Jim Beam writes in this post, because the independence suggested by this action is "an illusion."
MAY 26 This post on the "Sensuous Curmudgeon" (seriously!) blog details the high-handed attack on Zack Kopplin by a creationist who (apparently) has decided that this brilliant young man is getting above himself and so has "written" to Kopplin's parents.
MAY 26 This editorial in the Picayune draws in clear lines the problems created for New Orleans by Bobby Jindal's self-serving, (at least he hopes it will be) ham-fisted executive order about gay marriage. IBM and Dow have both said they're against it, because it will interfere with their ability to attract talent - both gay folk and modern, educated folk who think discrimination is wrong. But it also will have a devastating effect on tourism, the Pic opinies, and so the paper hopes everyone will read Mitch Landrieu's executive order, because that one is representative of "who we are."