Dump Trump. Why Jindal Is Responsible for Trump’s Rise in Louisiana.
Donald Trump won Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary. Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently purchased a house for $817,500.
As it turns out, these two facts are closely related.
The media has finally figured out what Trump’s supporters have known all along: They are very angry. A significant plurality of Republicans are voting for him because they despise the “establishment” – all of the politicians who have promised them much and delivered little. A vote for Trump, they say, is a vote with the middle finger.
Jindal is the poster boy for these broken promises and shameless lies. During his embarrassingly weak presidential campaign, he boasted about what a great job he had done as governor of Louisiana. But just the opposite is true. Jindal completely decimated Louisiana’s economy. And now he gets to just walk away from the disaster he left behind with impunity and buy a really nice house.
Before Jindal first took office in 2008, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, had left Louisiana with a $1.2 billion surplus. But The Washington Post recently reported that, thanks almost entirely to Jindal’s reckless mismanagement (and an apathetic, self-serving Louisiana Legislature), Louisiana is now in a multibillion-dollar hole. Blanco’s understated conclusion: “He didn’t guard the public trust.”
More at the Times-Picayune
Jindal is revolting and left Louisiana in a terrible state, decimating it and higher education there. Do read this piece and if you comment here, the author will probably show up in comments and join LGF. (hint hint).