Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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On Obama’s first trip to Louisiana after the disaster, the governor describes how the president took him aside on the tarmac after arriving to complain about a letter that Jindal had sent to the administration requesting authorization for food stamps for those who had lost their jobs because of the spill.
As Jindal describes it, the letter was entirely routine, yet Obama was angry and concerned about looking bad.
"Careful," he quotes the president as warning him, "this is going to get bad for everyone."
The governor asserts that the White House had tipped off reporters to watch the exchange on the New Orleans tarmac that Sunday in May and deemed it a “press stunt” that symbolized what’s wrong with Washington.
And after Obama instituted a moratorium on offshore drilling, Jindal recounts that the president dismissed his concerns about the economic impact of the ban.
“I understand you need to say all of this, I know you need to say this, that you are facing political pressure,” Jindal quotes Obama telling him. When the governor said he was concerned about people losing their jobs, he said the president cited national polls showing that people supported the ban.
“The human element seemed invisible to the White House,” he writes.
Bobby Jindal hammers Barack Obama in new book - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com
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Change you can believe in.
This guy sounds exactly like Bill Clinton behaved.
Folks say it's the second term of Jimmy Carter... seems like it's also the third Clinton term too, for as poor a president Carter was... I don't believe he would sink to these depths... could be wrong though.
It also gives insight into the The Report of Lies to the Judge in LA. about the drilling moratorium.