JUN 29 The Picayune outlines Bobby Jindal's appearance on Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press." Bobby's statements last week, implying that he would block implementation of the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage, had the desired effect and got him some national press. So when Chuck Todd asked him how he planned to defy the Supreme Court he said he wouldn't.
JUN 29 Blogger Mike Deshotels writes about the philosophy employed by our state Department of Education, ostensibly to bring about improved performance in our schools. You can't get the best out of people with threats of punishment, he says. But here's a question: Should we really assume the aim is to improve education? Or is the aim something else?
JUN 29 This post on Rolling Stone attempts to answer the question that a lot of people have about Bobby Jindal: how did a guy who looks so good on paper turn into the crashing, burning, pathetic excuse for a presidential candidate that he became last week? It's an entertaining analysis, down to the very last paragraph - which is priceless.
JUN 29 Blogger Tom Aswell collected the best Interwebs mentions of Bobby Jindal's creepy "family" video, and assembled them for us here. Also included is another offering from that mystery political cartoonist.
JUN 29 The Advocate reports here on Assumption Parish's recent win in the a back-taxes suit it filed against the companies that were operating in the parish and not paying taxes. In a classic case of Karma that you usually don't live to see, their tax-dodging was revealed in a big way - by the sink hole in Bayou Corne.
JUN 29 The Addicting Info site posts this funny one about David Vitter's smug reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that said your Constitutional rights aren't affected by who you love. Talking about the sanctity of marriage when you're known to have frequented (and that's past tense, right? Right?) prostitutes is not a good road to go down...
JUN 29 Bob Mann pens this scathing post on Salon about Bobby Jindal's political rise and fall. Bob doesn't hold anything back in this one, calling Jindal a "cynical charlatan."
JUN 26 If you're an inhabitant of the Twitterverse, you might have seen #bobbyjindalissowhite trending on Thursday. That trend began with a comedian named Hari Kondabolu, who took issue with some of Bobby Jindal's comments regarding his heritage during his announcement speech. The results are hilarious, BuzzFeed reports here.
JUN 26 Blogger Rod Dreher posts a thoughtful essay about the South, racism and history. It's definitely a good read, and thought-provoking on a number of levels. It is certainly a more intelligent approach to the discussion than you're likely to read on the Facebook.
JUN 26 Mother Jones posts this profile of Zack Kopplin and his odd history with Bobby Jindal. How a man with a biology degree could pretend to be anti-evolution (and still hope to be viewed as sincere) is anybody's guess, but, Zack points out, Bobby's kids are taking biology from an evolutionist.
JUN 26 Yahoo Parenting posts this one about that cringe-inducing, stilted and awkward video Bobby Jindal posted showing him speaking about himself in the third person to his teen and tween kids. The conventional wisdom is, this "bizarre trick" backfired.