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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