Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Oh, God"

We've not heard Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speak before. So, we were taken aback last night when some unknown at MSNBC muttered, "Oh, god," as he swept down the hall of that mansion to deliver the Republican response to Barack Obama's address to Congress.

The Huffington Post says, "Honestly, it would be about fifteen whole seconds before that reaction was really appropriate." No, more like five. "Amateurish" and "laughable"? That's wa-a-ay overly kind.

We thought it was puerile, fatuous, and insulting to everyone over the age of five. Or, as Gawker puts it, Jindal "sounded creepily like a monologue from Kenneth the Page, 30 Rock's bewildered hillbilly."

Worse, as John Amato points out, he didn't have straight even the few facts he sing-songed. There is no "levitating train" in the Obama administration's stimulus bill. Jindal came across, as Digby says, like "a hypocritical, lying jackass."

A single really wretched speech doesn't necessarily doom a politician, one supposes in this era of short attention spans. But with that crooked smile of a used car salesman, moronic delivery style, and fantastical supposed facts, Bobby Jindal now joins the very exclusive club of people who can make Sarah Palin look smart by comparison.


Anonymous said...

He's Indian. Did you really expect his manner, facial expressions to match democrat hee haw gang?

Hypocritical lying jackass?

Takes one to know one.

Why do the Dems always have to come across like pompous asses?

See the writings of the guy in the dunce hat for more details.

Anonymous said...

Jindal pressed his view that government should not be the answer to all problems.

“It comes down to an honest and fundamental disagreement about the proper role of government,” he said. “We oppose the national Democrats’ view that says the way to strengthen our country is to increase dependence on government. We believe the way to strengthen our country is to restrain spending in Washington, to empower individuals and small businesses to grow our economy and create jobs.”

The Family Wall said...

Uhoh, someone struck a nerve....

Funny how all that fear mongering that Bush & Company put this nation through the last 8 years never struck an economic nerve. Nor did the cost of the Iraq war, a cost that was kept off of the books, nor did the death and the pillage............nor did KBR, Halliburton, or even Blackwater.

Critique their lamb sent to the slaughter, though, and well, you see what you have done here, don't you?

Yuppers, you struck their economic nerve.