More reasons why Bobby Jindal should never be considered for the Presidency
Lawmakers accused Gov. Bobby Jindal Monday of retaliating against them by striking spending for their districts from the state budget.
As you read the article, it seems pretty obvious that the spending that Jindal slashed from the budget was pretty much small potatoes given the size of the state budget, and was directed at two Republicans and two Democrats who either voted against Jindal’s budget, or pressed the Governor for greater public access to Jindal’s records.
Jindal, as he usually does, ignored reporters’ requests to comment on this story.
Jindal has been, from the outset, a very insulated and secretive governor. Most of the records kept by his office are off limits to the public, and many legislators pushed hard this year for his office to have more transparency, but to no avail.
Jindal doesn’t often speak with heads of the various state Departments; leaving his close advisors to do his talking for him. Jindal prefers to make a decision in his head and then bark out orders to be followed, rather than meet with meet with the experts to get their take, their advice on a particular course of action. This is a very demeaning way to treat the people who work for you, and I have to suspect there are many very frustrated members in Jindal’s cabinet.
Not-so-oddly, I believe this frustration must be part of the reason that the Governor’s chief financial advisor, Angele Davis, announced her resignation (to be effective in August) before the budget process was complete. Details as to why she submitted her resignation have not been publicized; the whole thing is most unusual.