Audio: Bobby Jindal at wit’s end over feds’ handling of oil spill

posted at 7:39 pm on June 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Nothing here that you don’t already know — the clean-up’s bureaucratic nightmare is already approaching Kafkaesque dimensions — but it’s one thing to know it and another to hear Jindal almost frantically begging for relief. He knows only too well what it’ll mean if/when the first hurricane starts heading towards the mainland with millions of gallons of crude just offshore. You know what would make him feel better, I’ll bet? A few rounds of golf.

Wasn’t the White House telling us that recently, incidentally — that it’s good for America when the president hits the links? New from Marist:

President George Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina was a black mark on his administration, and now, there’s bad news for his successor.
Nearly six in ten voters nationwide — 57% — say President Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is either the same or worse than Bush’s handling of Katrina. This includes 34% who report Obama’s management of the disaster is comparable and 23% who view it as worse. 37%, however, say he is handling the crisis better than Bush managed Katrina. 6% are unsure.

While nearly six in ten Democrats — 59% — believe the president is handling the crisis better than how his predecessor dealt with Hurricane Katrina, one-third of Democrats say Mr. Obama is dealing with it only about the same or worse. This includes 28% who say the president’s management is on par with Mr. Bush’s and 5% who report it is worse. Not surprisingly, most Republicans — 80% — believe President Obama has demonstrated equal or worse crisis management skills than President Bush. 44% think they are comparable, and 36% believe they are worse. 14% say he is handling it better.
Independents align more with Republicans. 63% rank Obama’s management as either on the same level as Bush or below the former president. This includes 34% who say he is on par with Bush and 29% who believe his handling is even worse. One-third of independent voters rate Mr. Obama’s performance as better.

I wonder what that translates to on The One’s self-grading curve. If his first year in office was a solid B+, this must be … a B-? How about a B for, er, “effort”?

As you listen, be sure to read through the Heritage Foundation’s 10 recommendations for what the White House can do right now to speed recovery in the gulf. More than half involve either lifting regulations of some kind or not passing regulations that are in the works. Click the image to listen.


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I listened to it live today…

… and for some strange reason, it reminded me of all of us who have been screaming about our open borders.

Seven Percent Solution on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Hey, it’s a bonus for President PantLoad…He get’s to advance his horse $hit tax and crap garbage and make Jindal look bad to boot.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

The other day at my blog, I wondered what Obama would do if the Gulf governors, Governor Brewer and their various legislatures simply defied the fed and took care of their travails themselves…

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

37%, however, say he is handling the crisis better than Bush managed Katrina.

37% – that’s where his approval rating is headed.

humdinger on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Whadda you mean ‘…approaching Kafkaesque dimensions’? Zero pushed that envelope weeks ago!

SeniorD on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

How can Jindal be so upset? I heard on ABC news last night that 12 countries are on their way to help us. No mention on when the leak started but the theme of ABC news was that it must have happened a few days ago.

Electrongod on June 30, 2010 at 7:47 PM

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

I wondered that myself. Can we hope that they, the State Governments actually do just that? Or are they going to fold due to federal funding?

It would be interesting to see.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM

After this little storm, maybe the King Hussein will lift his skimmer blockade.

seven on June 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I have wondered why Jindal hasn’t been more forceful. Dammit, he should be out there screaming, or going around the Federal Government and asking for forgiveness later. 70+ days later and the Feds have been making Jindal and the Gulf states running in circles trying to meet their standards.

Jindal needs a “Dammit Barry, either step up or get the hell out of the way” speech.

portlandon on June 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

“EPA Demands 99.9985% Purity”

I’m impressed…!

Seven Percent Solution on June 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

The other day at my blog, I wondered what Obama would do if the Gulf governors, Governor Brewer and their various legislatures simply defied the fed and took care of their travails themselves…

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

He’d probably take credit for any improvements they achieved.

aero on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Maybe Obama will help once Gov. Jindal leaves a duffel bag full of twenties in a domestic (GM, natch) car trunk in the Dulles Airport parking lot, if you know what I mean

joeindc44 on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Jindal needs a “Dammit Barry, either step up or get the hell out of the way” speech.

portlandon on June 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Well Palin slammed Barry today. Oh yes, it was good.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Didn’t you know, Obowma is having meetings on AMNESTY and Cap and Trade. Making full use of the crisis to hide what he is trying to do. Are the GOP that stupid? Don’t answer.

Let’s see, how can I define how stupid big government really is … hmmm, I got it, lets ask a pelican.

Say Mr oil coated pelican, what say you?

Do you want 99% of the oil removed, or none.

Because the EPA says that the skimmers can’t skim and then discharge water at more than 15 ppm, then the skimmers can’t skim. They need to haul the oily water all the way to shore.

Stupid, just stupid, stupid big government bureaucracy doing what they do best, nothing.

What say you Mr Pelican … croak

tarpon on June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I have wondered why Jindal hasn’t been more forceful. Dammit, he should be out there screaming, …

portlandon on June 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I’m guessing he’s not being offered a lot of interviews in the MSM because they know how bad he’d make Obama look.

aero on June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM

You know what would make him feel better, I’ll bet? A few rounds of golf.

I lol’d

Purple Fury on June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM

You know what would make him feel better, I’ll bet? A few rounds of golf.

EPIC TRIUMPH!

ThePrez on June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Jindal look bad to boot.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

In no way does Governor Jindal look bad. He’s a good man in a tough spot.

Tommy_G on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

It would certainly be interesting to see what would happen if Jindal defied Obama & the federal bureaucracy and called in the Louisiana National Guard to start cleaning up the mess and go back to building the sand barriers.

$64,000 question: Who would blink first?

.

GT on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I just got back from the Gulf, my husband was up there for two weeks looking for work and I had a case in Tally so I joined him.

What is going on is nothing short of criminal malfeasance. In Pensacola beach and into Alabama/Mississippi coastlines, oil and tar balls have made landfall. What we see are what appear to be union or perhaps ACORN workers in small groups of 6-10 individuals with little scoop nets lifting tar balls from the sand.

What happens overnight, after the tides come in we see white, pristine beaches that appear to be free of oil in the early morning hours. USF sent some scientists/researchers down and all they did was use a rake to displace the sand and we see that the oil/tar is IN the sand, buried from the tides coming in from the night before.

We have collected dozens of bags of gulf water and tar blobs during our trip. These things are disgusting and look like dog ____. If you lay them out and let them dry, they resemble asphalt. If you keep them in ziploc bags they are like gigantic turds.

These ‘turds’ are coming ashore in waves… not just washing up.. there are waves of them, non-stop. There is no boom; the boats that have boom are dragging them in the water vertically, as if pulling a ski or something.

I’m not kidding, and we have pics and video of this insanity.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM

The LA Attorney General needs to file suit against every government agency, Czar, Cabinet Member and Advisor… Legal action is the only thing Obamaise’s crew seems to understand.

phreshone on June 30, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Well Palin slammed Barry today. Oh yes, it was good.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Oh My. I know what I’m reading when I get home. =)

Nice facelift by the way, the site looks great!

portlandon on June 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I’m guessing that the spill being front and centre, come November, will help him more than harm him.

It’s the old numbers game.

OldEnglish on June 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

37%, however, say he is handling the crisis better than Bush managed Katrina.

37% are apparently total fracking morons…

It took George Bush 2 days to suspend the Jones Act after Katrina. It took Oilbama, what, 70 days?

Way to go there champ! (Using my most sarcastic golf clap I can muster…)

Battlecruiser-operational on June 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Living in Louisiana (27 miles from the gulf)I say the hell with the feds and lets just do what we need to do. If needed succeed from the Union, we can feed ourselves, we have the oil and gas and do have the plants to make our own gas. I am so fed up with the fed and their silly rules, mmmm that skimmer might leak some oil, so you cannot use it. Oh you need an environmental impact study,what you want to do to stop the oil “Might” hurt the planet. Give me a fracken break!!!!!!!!

A frustrated Telecoman

Teleycoman on June 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM

He’d probably take credit for any improvements they achieved.

aero on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Only he and those like him would care. As long as the job got done. It isn’t as if he’s doing a good job on anything else

$64,000 question: Who would blink first?

GT on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

The cowardly one would.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM

……yet across the dial the MSM and entertainment industry
only speaks of BP when criticizing this environmental disaster.

…..it was nice to see Anderson Cooper expose a little of the blatant failure coming from the Obama administration…

Louisiana Parish President Waits 3 Hours to Speak With VP Joe Biden – Gets 30 Seconds & His Picture Taken (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 8:33 AM
http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/06/louisiana-parish-president-waits-3-hours-to-speak-with-vp-joe-biden-gets-30-seconds-to-talk-his-picture-taken-video/

Say Cheese!
Louisiana Parish President Billy Nungesser waited for three hours to speak with VP Joe Biden today… But, was only given 30 seconds to talk to the the vice president about the oil spill disaster affecting his parish. That included the time it took for the photo-op.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbDebi1rZ3Q&feature=player_embedded

…..but considering the level of incompetence and the massive damage being inflicted on this area as a result of it…….Obama should be ducking for cover from the massive onslaught coming from the press and MSM…..

….instead he is probably getting ready for another 18 holes after telling an unbelievable amount of lies to the Ohio electorate.

Baxter Greene on June 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM

37%, however, say he is handling the crisis better than Bush managed Katrina.

Just wait until Hollywood releases all their movies about this crude spill and …..never mind.

Electrongod on June 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM

He’s at his ‘wit’s end’?

Fortunately for Bobby that is a short trip. Half a trip, you might say.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Futher: his civilian defense force (SEIU) might “quibble” though.

BTW, I greatly admire Bobby Jindal. He *is* speaking up. That’s what this post is about.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

He’s at his ‘wit’s end’?

Fortunately for Bobby that is a short trip. Half a trip, you might say.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Did you listen to the interview?

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

OT, but related to the federal government not doing its job:

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Our AG is calling for action from Obama.

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Deadly violence from drug cartels and transnational gangs in Mexico is knocking on the United States’ door with ever increasing frequency.

Yesterday, gunfire from the cartels pierced that threshold and struck City Hall in El Paso. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. But that good fortune was not the result of effective border control – it was mere

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Law enforcement officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety and your own U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reveal the hard truth. Our state is under constant assault from illegal activity threatening a porous border.

The time for talk has passed. The time for action is now. The need is urgent. Each day that passes increases the likelihood that an American life will be lost because of the federal government’s failure to secure the border.

This threat demands immediate and effective action by your Administration to secure our border. As the Attorney General of Texas, I urge you to make border security your top priority so that no more innocent lives are lost to border violence.”

Vera on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I hope Governor Jindal sues the federal government on behalf of Louisiana. I think it would be fantastic if Arizona were suing the federal government over border control and Louisiana were suing the federal government over damages directly attributable to poor federal disaster response and an unjustifiable drilling moratorium/lack of permitting. I’m sure Texas and other southern states could join in either of these suits as well, and then we’d have clear evidence of the civil war going on against the red states that the media would be forced to cover.

aero on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

In no way does Governor Jindal look bad. He’s a good man in a tough spot.

Tommy_G on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Hey, I’m not saying he looks bad…just looking at it from the side of President Putts-from-the-rough.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Give me a fracken break!!!!!!!!

A frustrated Telecoman

Teleycoman on June 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM

You hang in there, please. Understand that the MSM is going to be silent because they can’t let their creation called Teh Won fail. However, hundreds of citizen journalists have been at work for weeks and will soon uncover what is really going on.

Two words: Criminal Malfeasance.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Well Palin slammed Barry today. Oh yes, it was good.

upinak on June 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM

…I am glad somebody is…..the GOP on the Hill apparently
can’t be bothered with fighting to get our country back.

Baxter Greene on June 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM

He’s at his ‘wit’s end’?

Fortunately for Bobby that is a short trip. Half a trip, you might say.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Did you listen to the interview?

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Ditto. The man clearly possesses genius-level intelligence and a solid grasp of the facts. Barely a stutter or hesitation in ten minutes of rapid talking.

aero on June 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM

When Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander suggested that any such energy meeting should include a focus on the oil spill and BP, Obama responded: “that’s just your talking point” and refused to discuss the crisis.

What an effing a-hole! The thing he doesn’t see is that if he would do the stuff he HAS to do, jobs – the cleaning up the oil spill, etc., – he would probably gain political capitol & popularity to do this hideous stuff he WANTS to do. He has this ass backwards, but don’t let that get in his way.

lizzie beth on June 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM

37% are apparently total fracking morons…

It took George Bush 2 days to suspend the Jones Act after Katrina. It took Oilbama, what, 70 days?

Way to go there champ! (Using my most sarcastic golf clap I can muster…)

Battlecruiser-operational on June 30, 2010 at 7:58PM

..agree 100% on the moron thing. Also, so does the lady in this video (about 45 seconds in). What is it about total incompetence that these 37 percent mouth breathers don’t get?

The War Planner on June 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Hey, it’s a bonus for President PantLoad…He get’s to advance his horse $hit tax and crap garbage and make Jindal look bad to boot.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Ummm we’re talking about the guy who is clinging to a 74% approval rating in Louisiana and is getting all positive coverage al the time… Yeah, he’s looking awful there. As awful as it may seem, the Gulf oil disaster has resurrected Bobby Jindal’s political career. President Bobby Jindal.. count on it.

Illinidiva on June 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM

His time will come watch. He will be the bad guy.

tomas on June 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM

He’s at his ‘wit’s end’?

Fortunately for Bobby that is a short trip. Half a trip, you might say.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

..whoaaaa, old son. You better lie down and give the few functioning brain cells you have remaining a big, long rest.

The War Planner on June 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM

What burns my bacon is the press, MSM. If this was Bush or a republican administration they would be forming lynch parties to hang them. But this being the MSM Anointed One they have spent the last 76 days protecting him. It is about time that Bobby and the other governors go nuclear and defy The Won.

Engrpat on June 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Illinidiva on June 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I think your post is condescending, devious and ill advised. This is not a political issue, Illinois Diva (Valerie Jarrett) There are lives at stake. Not only lives, but the environment. Your boss has essentially delivered the entire gulf coast region of the United State of America to a death sentence. Choke on it, Valerie.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:15 PM

What burns my bacon is the press, MSM. If this was Bush or a republican administration they would be forming lynch parties to hang them. But this being the MSM Anointed One they have spent the last 76 days protecting him. It is about time that Bobby and the other governors go nuclear and defy The Won.

Engrpat on June 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM

71 Days, babe.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Katrina will be a distance memory after this disaster. For years there is going to be constant reminder of the lack of leadership in the BHO White House.

d1carter on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Obama said he would commit the Military to fight
the Oil Spill!!
===============

11:32 a.m.: “This is an assault on our shores, and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got. That includes mobilizing the resources of the greatest military in the world.”
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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/06/obama-on-oil-spill-this-is-an-assault-on-our-shores/1

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Time to recall Representatives and Senators from Congress, invoke Art. IV, Sec. 4, then tell Obama that no more tax money comes from the State. By taking your Representatives back, you can invoke ‘no taxation without representation’.

LA is not getting equal protection of the law, not getting equal enforcement of the law and is not having the federal government carry out the duties it swore it would do via Congress. At that point you no longer need a federal government and you desperately need to protect your State and your citizens from neglect if not active disregard with malice aforethought.

Then welcome in anyone who can help stop this mess, call up the National Guard to protect those doing the clean-up, and cut those lovely monetary ties to the US Treasury. If the federal government refuses to do its job or neglects to do it so as to safeguard the States, any of them, then the States have the right, duty and responsibility to hold the federal government accountable for its citizens. And Obama couldn’t even claim secession, as Jindal would point out he would be more than happy to have the federal government and its President do its damned job.

ajacksonian on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Jindal is going to have to go rogue soon and will no doubt go down in history if he does!!

katy on June 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM

and even those who think he’s doing better than Bush did with Katrina might still think he sucks, just sucks slightly less. Given the weight of both fair and unfair criticism of Bush over Katrina, it’s a high bar to clear.

holdfast on June 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Hey, it’s a bonus for President PantLoad…He get’s to advance his horse $hit tax and crap garbage and TRY TO make Jindal(A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR) look bad to boot.

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Jesus H. Christ….does this clear it up for you???

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I just realized, The Saints will have a reason to win another Superbowl.

Holger on June 30, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Where are the Troops and the THOUSANDS SHIPS!!!!!!
==============================

Obama’s first Oval Office Address: Full Text

First, the cleanup. From the very beginning of this crisis, the federal government has been in charge of the largest environmental cleanup effort in our nation’s history — an effort led by Admiral Thad Allen, who has almost 40 years of experience responding to disasters. We now have nearly 30,000 personnel who are working across four states to contain and clean up the oil.

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Thousands of ships and other vessels are responding in the Gulf. And I’ve authorized the deployment of over 17,000 National Guard members along the coast.
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These servicemen and women are ready to help stop the oil from coming ashore, they’re ready to help clean the beaches, train response workers, or even help with processing claims — and I urge the governors in the affected states to activate these troops as soon as possible.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/news/world/obamas-first-oval-office-address-full-text-31966.php?cp

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:24 PM

11:32 a.m.: “This is an assault on our shores, and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got. That includes mobilizing the resources of the greatest military in the world.”
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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/06/obama-on-oil-spill-this-is-an-assault-on-our-shores/1

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM

After I do another town hall meeting with my best fwiend, the telePrompter.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Jindal is going to have to go rogue soon and will no doubt go down in history if he does!!

katy on June 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I absolutely agree. He needs to tell his state employees what to do, start the cleanup, construction of berms, etc, and get himself arrested. PR nightmare for the Feds. Time to stand up to them. Citizens need to go down there and refuse to leave. Jindal needs to show the nation how oppressive this government has become.

manateespirit on June 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Ahh..I think the 74% approval rating is Jindal’s, not the Pretender in Chief…….

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 8:26 PM

President Bush repealed (temp, obviously) the Jones Act two days after Katrina hit LA and MS. It’s day 71 and President Obama still has not repealed the Act.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Ahh..I think the 74% approval rating is Jindal’s, not the Pretender in Chief…….

BigWyo on June 30, 2010 at 8:26 PM

This is correct.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:27 PM

What an effing a-hole! The thing he doesn’t see is that if he would do the stuff he HAS to do, jobs – the cleaning up the oil spill, etc., – he would probably gain political capitol & popularity to do this hideous stuff he WANTS to do. He has this ass backwards, but don’t let that get in his way.

lizzie beth on June 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I can’t believe Obama said that. Well, scratch that. I believe he said it. That’s his M.O. He wants what he wants when he wants it, and if you even dare to voice a concern or objection, he accuses you of playing politics or reciting talking points. To this day, I still think that exchange with McCain at the health care summit was one of the most arrogant, disgusting displays I’ve ever witnessed from a President.

But at least the McCain incident was all for show. He knew there were cameras there and he acted as such. But to do what he did behind closed doors with Lamar Alexander when entire industries and communities are being destroyed reveals something truly dark and frightening about this man’s soul. Let us pray that the GOP gains enough seats this fall to obstruct this jackass for the remaining two years of his first(and God willing only) term. I honestly don’t know if our country can survive much more of this.

Doughboy on June 30, 2010 at 8:28 PM

BTW,I believe that every decision,every step that Team Obama
does,is to go through the ENVIRONMENTALISTS that are woven
throughout Changeys Administration,

once the environmentalists concerns are met,then its off to
the next phase of decision making!!

Thats why at Day 79,Sweet F/A is being done!!!!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM

So many wrote him off prematurely.

The Race Card on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

The gulf coast is history.

I did have the pleasure of being seated at a restaurant near St. Augustine on the tail end of my trip to the Gulf. Place is called Saltwater Cowboy’s.

I had never seen a healthy salt water marsh in my life before… I’m more of a beach person. The marsh was so beautiful, so green, so full of life. I understand now what Jindal has been talking about, and after what I saw on the other coast, know this: That Obama’s administration has single handedly, and willfully and knowingly destroyed an entire region and culture and hundreds of thousands of lives for a political agenda.

Photos and video will follow.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

aero on June 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Please. The man has psycholigical problems.

Did you hear his SOTU rebuttal? The guy INVENTED an alternate reality.

Jindal had described being in the office of Sheriff Harry Lee “during Katrina,” and hearing him yelling into the phone at a government bureaucrat who was refusing to let him send volunteer boats out to rescue stranded storm victims, because they didn’t have the necessary permits. Jindal said he told Lee, “that’s ridiculous,” prompting Lee to tell the bureaucrat that the rescue effort would go ahead and he or she could arrest both Lee and Jindal.

But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politicothat in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone “days later.” The spokeswoman said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, was being interviewed about the incident at the time.

That is sign of either a patholgical liar or a delusional man. Neither is what you want to see in a leader.

His failure to stand up for fundraiser Allee Bautsch after a vicious beating and stomping at the hands of leftist thugs shows he has no spine at all. Jindal is a toad.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Battlecruiser-operational on June 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Link to where the Jones act has been suspended please. To my knowledge the foreign flag vessels currently operating are being used outside the 3 nm limits. Jones Act only applies inside the 3nm limit.

chemman on June 30, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Thats why at Day 79,Sweet F/A is being done!!!!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Day 71

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM

So many wrote him off prematurely.

The Race Card on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

If you’re talking about Governor Jindal, I don’t know what that was about. He always seemed impressive to me.

I betting that he will impress us even more.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:33 PM

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:18 PM
=================================
After I do another town hall meeting with my best fwiend, the telePrompter.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Key West Reader: He said,he was going to use the Military,
but,the US Military are vey compentent,and
they would get results!!

Plus,his Anti-War Moonbat base would go
nuclear if he followed through,is my best
bet as to this ongong,seems to be never-
ending SNAFU!!:)

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Jindal is a toad.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

You, sir, are a vicious a@@hole.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Thats why at Day 79,Sweet F/A is being done!!!!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM
=================
Day 71

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Key West Reader: Ugh,I’m a week and two days ahead,oops!:)

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Purple, you approve of Obamas actions superior over Jindal? Pretty judgemental calling him a toad, when all he wants to do is protect his state, and his nation from this horrible accident.

garydt on June 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Jindal is a toad.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Mr Purple: It sounds like you licked one of those
Psychedelic toads!!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Babe, he’s not going to do anything that his telePrompter told him he was going to do. I witnessed the devastation first hand and just got back home today after 6 days.

What I just can’t understand is how criminal malfeasance is being given a pass. After seeing this disaster first hand, I am without words, because there are no words to describe what is really going on. I’m dirty, tired, weary and devastated, but at least I’m at home finally.

I’m sure that hundreds of thousands of gulf coast folks don’t have the comforts of home, income or security. But the weasle in the WH has golf. MoFoKr.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM
garydt on June 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM
canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Wow. Lot’s of anger for calling somebody a toad. That’s a pretty tame insult – you Jindalbots are SENSITIVE!

No comments on his creating an alternate reality or throwing Allee Bautsch under the bus though. I take you all are OK with that? Not worthy of discussion at all?

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Not aware of the Allee Bautsch incident but you failed to tell us what you would have Jindal do in his situation. You didn’t answer whether Obama’s plan is superior but Jindal seems to have all his facts together and doesn’t rely using a prompter. I didn’t know supporting a governor that tries to protect his state means that one is a Jindalbot.

garydt on June 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM

How about a Jindal/Christie ticket in 2012? I like both men’s righteous anger at the entrenched government oligarchy.

SC.Charlie on June 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Battlecruiser-operational on June 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM
Link to where the Jones act has been suspended please. To my knowledge the foreign flag vessels currently operating are being used outside the 3 nm limits. Jones Act only applies inside the 3nm limit.

chemman on June 30, 2010 at 8:31 PM

chemman: Deepwater Horizon was re-flagged!!!:)
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Transcript

From the testamony of Carl Smith!

Page 70 (line 18) to Page 71 (line14)

http://www.deepwaterinvestigation.com/posted/3043/May_26_PDF.670067.pdf
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I believe in comes in the third video!!:)

http://www.deepwaterinvestigation.com/go/doc/3043/571759/

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM

garydt on June 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I don’t see Palin critics justifying their criticisms so I think it’s a little unfair to expect Jindal critics to justify theirs.

To be honest I don’t think Republicans should be attacking other Republicans – but since it seems to be a free for all on Palin (Allah being the ring leader) I think it is only fair that other Republicans receive similar criticisms.

I at least gave some very specific examples of why Jindal makes a bad leader. Palin critics just tend to spout vague criticisms that really only highlight their own ignorance and sexism.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM

In no way does Governor Jindal look bad. He’s a good man in a tough spot.

Tommy_G on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

He’s the only one showing any sort of leadership in this mess.

gophergirl on June 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Wow. Lot’s of anger for calling somebody a toad

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Mr Purple:No anger,I thought your toad comment was humorous!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Tommy_G on June 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I don’t know, that interview sounded like a bunch of random comments strung together.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I don’t see Palin critics justifying their criticisms so I think it’s a little unfair to expect Jindal critics to justify theirs.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Really? I think it’s fair to ask any critic of anyone/anything to justify their criticism. YMMV.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 9:03 PM

The other day at my blog, I wondered what Obama would do if the Gulf governors, Governor Brewer and their various legislatures simply defied the fed and took care of their travails themselves…

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Is it a question of who pays for the oil spill mitigation efforts and all of the equipment?

I agree that the AGs in the states affected by bad federal policy and weak response should start the lawsuits because those are the only ways to strike fear in these incompetents and criminally negligent.

onlineanalyst on June 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Did you listen to the interview?

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I tried, but the tone of his voice is just so irritating. It’s like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard or something. He really should get a speech coach.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:07 PM

“To be honest I don’t think Republicans should be attacking other Republicans”
Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Unless you’re in the Palin fan club, then any Republican that poses a threat to her, imagined or real is fair game. That’s what you really mean, right?

lowandslow on June 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Really? I think it’s fair to ask any critic of anyone/anything to justify their criticism. YMMV.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 9:03 PM

You would think so – but it doesn’t work that way.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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Babe, he’s not going to do anything that his telePrompter told him he was going to do. I witnessed the devastation first hand and just got back home today after 6 days.

What I just can’t understand is how criminal malfeasance is being given a pass. After seeing this disaster first hand, I am without words, because there are no words to describe what is really going on. I’m dirty, tired, weary and devastated, but at least I’m at home finally.

I’m sure that hundreds of thousands of gulf coast folks don’t have the comforts of home, income or security. But the weasle in the WH has golf. MoFoKr.

Key West Reader on June 30, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Key West Reader: Your absolutely right,when he speaks,it
doesn’t mean anything,his words are empty!

Heres some Viewer links!!
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Gulf of Mexico Response

http://www.gulfofmexicoresponsemap.com/dwhi/
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Situational Awareness Viewer

http://demos4.esri.com/GulfOilSpillViewer/index.html
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Timeline

http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/gulf-oil-spill-2010/timeline-map.html

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NOAA-GOES 12 Satellite Real-Time 22,000 mile above
earth images of wets-east coast

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

lowandslow on June 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Not exactly – but I don’t think it is fair that Palin receives constant criticism even on the right while other candidates do not.

Just trying to make things a little more fair and balanced here.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Frankly, I see Gov. Jindal as presidential caliber. He has the vision of the big picture, the mobilizing skills to solve problems and initiate solutions, a flexibility to pursue alternative solutions, the respect of his fellow citizens who see his involvement, and a patriot’s respect for the law. His frustration has to come from the arbitrariness and the contradictions that he battles continuously with the federal ocotpus. He certainly has to question whether federal law and agency policy serves the people he governs.

onlineanalyst on June 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Jindal needs a “Dammit Barry, either step up or get the hell out of the way” speech.

Sarah Palin told him a month ago to do what is right for your state and ask for forgiveness later,

bw222 on June 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I like Palin and I like Jindal. I also like the governor of New Jersey and Arizona as well. The rest of the GOP seems to be asleep with what Obama is doing and with the Supreme Court hearings. Any of these people would be better then what we have in the White House running the nation. I agree I don’t understand all of the anti-Palins either but I still like Jindal.

garydt on June 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Link to where the Jones act has been suspended please. To my knowledge the foreign flag vessels currently operating are being used outside the 3 nm limits. Jones Act only applies inside the 3nm limit.

Yeah, my bad. Thought I had heard that the JA had finally suspended…But once again Oilbama proves he’s a much worse Precedent than even I thought he is…

In the spirit of Oilbama, can I get a ‘mulligan’ on being wrong about the Jones Act?

Battlecruiser-operational on June 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM

People wrote him off after a bad frigging speech? Republicans will dump him again if he isn’t perfect. Sad.

tomas on June 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

He’s at his ‘wit’s end’?

Fortunately for Bobby that is a short trip. Half a trip, you might say.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

The intellect of the man you are trying to smear makes your attempt look pretty pathetic. Jindal actually is smart, which is evidenced by everything he says, particularly in this speech, as compared to Obama, who relies on the media (helped by hidden college transcripts) to tell us he’s smart, and who’s lack of intelligence is proven every time he opens his mouth (unless he’s reading someone else’s words from the teleprompter, of course).

mbs on June 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

onlineanalyst on June 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM

…and it doesn’t bother you a bit that he creates alternate realities like being in Sherriff Lee’s office during Katrina? He imagines an entire conversation and places himself ‘at risk of arrest’ for defying bureaucrats when he was nowhere near Sherriff Lee’s office.

One of his top fundraisers gets brutally assaulted by leftist anarchists and Jindal starts a whisper campaign that ‘she had a big mouth – she probably deserved it’?

That’s Alle Bautsch. The story was best covered by the blog ‘The Hayride’ and Jindal did his best to keep the story out of the headlines. He is a piece of garbage.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Obama is undeniably mentally disabled. Too bad his daddy didn’t love him and abandoned him to the world.

He is unfit for office.

Christien on June 30, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Really? I think it’s fair to ask any critic of anyone/anything to justify their criticism. YMMV.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 9:03 PM

You would think so – but it doesn’t work that way.

Mr Purple on June 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Not sure what you mean. Plenty of people have posted their opinions about Palin here–pro and con–on the countless Palin threads that have been posted at Hot Air since John McCain picked her as his running mate. (I happen to be a fan, though I don’t agree with everything she has done.) This is a Jindal thread and you have criticized him. So I don’t see where the unfairness of inquiring why you think the way you do comes in.

baldilocks on June 30, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Oops,should be west-east,not wet!

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Jindal is 10 times smarter than Obama could ever hope to be.

tomas on June 30, 2010 at 9:43 PM

He is unfit for office.

Christien on June 30, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Christien: Yup,since November 4 2008!!:)

canopfor on June 30, 2010 at 9:44 PM

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