Governor Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) was in the Peach State today to headline a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. After Governor Nathan Deal introduced Jindal as a “dear friend” from his congressional days who was “smart enough to get out of there (Congress) early, he praised Jindal for his commitment to school choice and education reform in Louisiana.
Following Governor Deal’s remarks, Governor Jindal expressed his admiration for Governor Deal’s leadership in Georgia, particularly in economic development, criminal justice reform and education.
When it came to vilifying Deal’s Democratic opponent, Governor Jindal minced no words by referring to Jason Carter as a State Senator who is “clueless about governing in the real world.” He specifically brought up Carter’s plan to raise Georgia’s Education spending by $1 Billion. Jindal then proceeded to take shots at Carter’s proposals by calling them “fairy-dust” and impractical ideas that would “never work in the real world.”
Jindal also commended the work of the Republican Governors Association in other states, particularly Florida where he praised Governor Rick Scott for his leadership and called Charlie Crist, “just another flip-flopper who has been everything from Republican to Independent to Democrat.”
After the fundraiser, the two governors held a joint press conference where Governor Deal announced his support for a plan to create a state-wide Recovery School district similar to the one created by Governor Jindal in Louisiana.