Monday, June 09, 2008

Jindal for Veep?

The Boston Globe is exploring the possibility that Louisiana Governor, Piyush "Bobby" Jindal might end up as McCain's Vice Presidential nominee.

There are a couple of problems with this notion;

1.) He comes from a state that the GOP ought to sweep and if they can't then the missiles are flying Bobby Jindal or no Bobby Jindal. Just how big is the Indian-American technocrat vote in America anyway?
2.) John McCain has spent the past two weeks calling Barack Obama an inexperienced dupe, now he proposes to run on a ticket with a state governor in office less than two years total. It throws the whole experience meme right out the window.
3.) Piyush Jindal versus Barack Hussein Obama...the whole covert racism angle is neutralized as well.
4.) By all accounts Jindal is a straight arrow, but then again Louisiana is the most genially corrupt state in the union so that ain't saying much. Any one of a number of embarrassments could come to light during the fall campaign.

On the other hand, it is clear that Jindal is a latah for the wowsers so that cohort might be satisfied with his nomination to the extent that they will be satisfied with anyone at all.
Otherwise I think the guy lacks staying power.

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