Oh No — Bobby Jindal Drops Out!

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We haven’t had much to say lately about Louisiana’s creationist governor, Bobby Jindal, also known as Bobby Jindal, the Exorcist. As you may recall, Jindal’s gyrations made him our sixth Buffoon Award Winner.

In 2008 the Louisiana legislature, controlled by Democrats at the time, almost unanimously passed the Louisiana Science Education Act (the LSEA), which was based on the Discovery Institute’s anti-science, anti-evolution, pro-creationism Academic Freedom Act. Jindal, although he had been a biology major in college, enthusiastically signed it.

Today’s news comes to us from London’s Daily Mail: Long-shot Bobby Jindal drops out of Republican White House race for 2016. They have five sub-headlines that tell the tale, so that’s all we need to give you:

• Longshot candidate had stayed stuck at the bottom of the 15-candidate field, damaging fund-raising hopes and limiting his exposure during national debates

• Jindal’s exit leaves 14 candidates in the GOP primary field, after the previous withdrawals of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

• A one-time rising star in the Republican Party, Jindal delivered the nationally televised response to President Obama’s first SOTU [State of the Union] speech in 2009

• BUT popular governor ruled out run in 2012 and now concedes that 2016 is ‘not my time’

• Jindal leaves office in January because of Louisiana’s gubernatorial term limits

So there you are. Jindal’s out. Even the Republicans aren’t crazy enough to take him seriously. In a world that often seems to be spinning out of control, it’s good to see indications that there may yet be cause for hope.

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10 responses to “Oh No — Bobby Jindal Drops Out!

  1. I love this from Wikipedia:

    Jindal’s nickname dates to his childhood identification with Bobby Brady, an ABC sitcom character. He has said, “Every day after school, I’d come home and I’d watch The Brady Bunch. And I identified with Bobby, you know? He was about my age, and ‘Bobby’ stuck.” He has been known by his nickname ever since, though his legal name remains Piyush Jindal.

  2. Charles Deetz ;)

    We will never have our theocracy, darn.

  3. Megalonyx says: “Sic semper fatuis!”

    Olivia says your motto should be “Sic semper flatus!

  4. Derek Freyberg

    One of the Daily Mail‘s subheadlines:

    • A one-time rising star in the Republican Party, Jindal delivered the nationally televised response to President Obama’s first SOTU [State of the Union] speech in 2009

    Do you remember that response? – he was absolutely trashed for it; and it almost put paid to his political career.

  5. But he can look forward to more years as gov’na as his constituents haven’t gotten any smarter.

  6. No he’s outta there in January, term limits. Any bets on his next job? Maybe he can take over Josh Duggar’s old “job” at the Family Research Council.

  7. We here in La La Land (it’s not just Calif. any more) can’t wait for Jindal to leave. He has almost single-handily destroyed higher ED and the health care system here. Many people won’t realize the extent of the damage until he’s long gone. Although if our new gov turns out to be David Vitter, it won’t be much better. He failed in the US Senate so now he may fail as our next gov. The bottom line is that we are screwed, blued, and tattooed. So what else is new?

  8. Barbara Forrest

    Jindal will be going exactly where I predicted he would end up as his only option (since he has no marketable job skills): a think tank. As it turns out, he will be “working” at the think tank he set up himself: America Next. http://klfy.com/2015/11/18/jindal-says-he-will-return-to-work-at-america-next-after-he-leaves-governors-mansion/

  9. Hi, Barbara. Thanks for the info.