Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bobby Jindal: Pt 3 - He lied

Developments out of the “blogosphere” have now catapulted into the Main Stream Media. MSNBC and now it appears CBS News are now covering this story. And we now learn that Bobby Jindal is going to be on 60 Minutes this Sunday night to try to explain himself out of this whopper he told on National TV.

Developing: Turns out that the lynchpin story from Bobby Jindal of Visiting Sheriff Harry Lee in Jefferson Parish, never happened - and to make it worse, his staff is trying to spin their way out of things not realising you can publish LIVE on the internet as a story develops... and once it is on the "internet machine" it is out there for EVER.

First – Here is the clip of him telling the story to refresh your memory…

Well this story has almost completely exploded. Talking Points Memo has a much more detailed chronicling of the events surrounding this Nationally Televised LIE. But it goes like this… Jindal COS Timmy Teepell commented to the press that this story was actually “It was in the days following the storm. “ Well then they come BACK to the story to further dig themselves into a deep whole. They stated that Jindal didn’t imply in his address to the Nation that the story “took place during the heat of a fight to release rescue boats.” Melissa Sellers (Jindal’s Communications person) continued that this was in fact “days later” “Sheriff Lee was on the phone and the Governor came down to visit him. It wasn’t that they were standing right down there with the boats.” She went on to clarify that Lee was actually doing an interview when he was yelling into the phone. You should definitely visit the entire story here – you really can’t make this kind of stuff up.

When will politicians learn… it isn’t always the LIE – it is the cover up trying to COVER the lie that is going to get you.

So first you have a terrible delivery from Jindal – style being what it is… and inherently subjective, he bombed in this aspect. Then you take the LYNCHPIN “story” that Jindal told all of us to illustrate WHY we can’t trust Government (albeit he was also trying to tell us why REPUBLICANS should be back in charge in the same breath) and using Katrina as that example? This fell terribly short of delivering their desired results. Then we find out the entire story was a lie? WOW.

Doesn’t look so good for Bobby Jindal. How will "Bobby" get himself out of this one? Guess we will have to tune in to 60 Minutes on Sunday to find out!

Watch CBS Videos Online

UPDATE: Check out this outline by MSNBC on this matter:
This bit starts at about 1:15 into this clip

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama takes on Governor Jindal

President Obama at a meeting with all of the Governors on Monday appeared to be taking on Governor Jindal directly on his claimes as to why he is rejecting the funding to extend unemployment benefits - OUCH!

Rachel Maddow Show: GOP Grandstanding

Alison Stewart guest hosting for Rachel Maddow takes on Governor Jindal and the 2 other Republican Governors for putting their partisan goals ahead of the people of their states.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Defeating David Vitter!

In 2010 Louisiana has the greatest opportunity. We have a second chance! Most of the time whenever we make a mistake we never get a second chance to start over. Yes, the damage has been done, but it is not over yet. Louisiana, we can still do good. David Vitter has been a disgrace to woman and has totally disrespected them. Every female in Louisiana should be outraged. If it was during the DC Madam scandal, the New Orleans madam scandal, the promiscuity that caused him to quit the 2003 Governor's race, or being the ONLY Senator that voted against confirming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Why is this? Do not even get me started on David's idiotic remarks about his opposition to the Automobile Industry Bridge Loan. During the Senate debate Vitter refered to the approach of giving the automotive industry a financial package before they restructured as "ass-backwards" (to do something contrary to the usual way).[41] He soon apologized for the comment, which failed to appear in the Congressional Record. Why is he opposed to everything? They should call him him 'Nayvid' Vitter because he is famous to opposing anything that works! This is my favorite, in 1998 David Vitter actively called on President Clinton to resign because of his misconduct with Miss Lewinsky. Well, when David was found on a prostitutes list of CLIENTS he refused to resign. Well, isn't that funny? The question still remains who will be succeeding David. There are continued speculation that Congressman Charlie Melancon from District 3 has his eye on it. I have always been a fan of Congressman Melancon, and he is certainly popular in his home district. He would make an outstanding Senator. A Senator that we can all be proud of! Jim Bernhard, CEO of the Shaw Group is considering this run as well. He is a successful business man from Baton Rouge and is highly respected. Now, two people that you were most likely not expecting to be mentioned are former Governor Kathleen Blanco and Democratic Party favorite James Carville. Governor Blanco told a news station earlier that she is "today not that candidate," but she leaves the door open to that possibility. James Carville has officially moved back to New Orleans and insiders say that he is strongly considering to make a run against David Vitter.