The unfolding tragi-comedy known as the Bobby Jindal campaign just keeps getting weirder but it’s hard to imagine it getting any creepier than his crude re-creation of America’s Funniest Videosepisode in which he attempts to exploit his children—except it wasn’t really funny.
Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements.
Yesterday, the day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for US President, the governor made another economic development announcement that could haul in a one-billion dollar deal involving Monsanto. Today, JIndal made another announcement, involving Insitu Data Solutions in Lafayette.
On Wednesday night, hours after the big event, Former Louisiana State Official Jim Brown and Monroe News-Star (Gannet) Greg Hilburn engaged in a google hangout phone conference with Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, to discuss Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign announcement.
Hilburn called into the conference via phone.
SABLUDOWSKY: There's a big night here in Louisiana--Gov. Jindal has entered the presidential ring, so Greg, why don't you give us an idea as to what happened? You were down there. Go ahead please.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed HB1, the budget into law and issued line item vetoes. He stated below that the budget is balanced without tax increases, however, there were over 700 million dollars in tax increases. Jindal balanced the budget with a scheme called the SAVE act, which was designed to protect his presidential run, which official begins June 24.
By Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Legislature limps (wimps) to close
As is always expected with the Louisiana Legislature, the battle to craft a $24 billion budget went down to the final hours of the session.
Governor Jindal: Don’t tell us we balanced budget by not raising taxes
The Louisiana legislative session from hell is over. Here are some quick observations:
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will make his big presidential campaign announcement onJune 24 in Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center. According to his aide, Timmy Teepel, the location was ideal for attendees traveling from New Orleans and elsewhere. Jindal will join the ever-growing ranks of candidates, which could total 16 or more by the end of July.
Many believe that over the past eight years, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been walking the walk and talking the talk of a Presidential contender, although he has often denied those campaign intentions.
Now, seven days, and counting.
For many reasons, perhaps, Wednesday could be considered one of the most important days of the 2015 Louisiana legislative session, at least, to date.