Monday, March 24, 2008

Novak: Jindal for VP

Robert Novak: "Jindal for vice president

The latest possible Republican vice presidential prospect pushed by Washington-based conservative activists is newly elected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, fresh from a triumphant six-day special session of the state legislature. In Baton Rouge, Jindal won approval of several tax cuts and funding for transportation, hurricane protection and higher education. He was elected last October in a landslide.

Jindal, the son of immigrants from India and a Catholic convert, is at 36 the nation's youngest governor. He has been praised by conservative activists, including Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist. The major argument against him for vice president is that he should not be taken from Louisiana so soon after assuming office."

Whoosh! Goin' up that elevator pretty quick.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Our three trillion dollar handshake. With Ahmadinejad.


Truthdig - Reports - ‘Great Satan’ Gets Struck Out
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pronounced his talks with fellow Shiite Ahmadinejad “friendly, positive and full of trust.” Video of Talabani, who asked that Ahmadinejad call him “Uncle Jalal” after holding hands and exchanging kisses with the Iranian president, was broadcast throughout the region.

Red house. Ninth Ward. NO

Red house. Ninth Ward. NO, originally uploaded by joefromla.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

More administration mistakes, re: Katrina

So what's a few cancer deaths?

Talking Points Memo | CDC official: We reacted too slowly to concerns over formaldehyde in FEMA trailers
"This is a little too late," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told Deputy FEMA Administrator Harvey Johnson Jr. during Tuesday's hearing.

Brother Basil and Sister Emerentia get their wish?

This way, the schools will not have to deal with state regulation. Isn't that special!

Jindal may back tuition tax breaks-
BATON ROUGE -- In a move certain to spark a philosophical debate over spending on public education, Gov. Bobby Jindal will ask lawmakers to consider tax breaks for families that pay private school tuition, according to a state senator who has championed such benefits in recent years. Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, said Monday that Jindal has committed to include tuition tax credits in the call for a special session expected to begin Sunday. The governor is scheduled to unveil his agenda this morning.

Meanwhile, the public school system will shrink to the point that it can be drowned in a bathtub. Absolutely predictable.