Bobby Jindal, Jason Carter and Fairy-Dust

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.

Governor Nathan Deal and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.  Photo:  Joash Thomas
Governor Nathan Deal and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Photo: Joash Thomas

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.

30 comments

  1. Baker says:

    I formerly liked Mr Jindal a great deal. Then he started really governing in Louisiana and my best friend, who is a lawya (& staunch conservative) in New Orleans, informed me the reality don’t so much match the rhetoric. In short, he raided every rainy day fund in existence and on one had yelled about Federal overreach except in this or that circumstance when he yelled about needing Federal money. That’s the short version.

    • David C says:

      Indeed. He’s the most unpopular governor in America. Funny sometimes in politics how someone who if he weren’t term limited couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in Baton Rouge goes around the country thinking he’s running for President.

      • Joash Thomas says:

        Do you have any specific statistics / evidence to back your claim that he’s the most unpopular Governor in America? I would love to see some.

          • Joash Thomas says:

            Thanks for the link! I found that very informative. Nevertheless, I still have my doubts though as it is no little know secret that PPP is a left leaning group. Also, I can’t find any information in here that indicates that Bobby Jindal is the most unpopular governor in America as previously claimed here. The closest thing I could find was the President of this group who said, “Bobby Jindal continues to have the worst poll numbers of just about any elected official in the country.” But then again, that seems more like a personal opinion to me than a hard fact because this poll does not even cover every / most elected officials in the country.

  2. Mrs. Adam Kornstein says:

    “Governor Nathan Deal introduced Jindal as a “dear friend” from his congressional days”

    Lordy everyone knows that were never “friends” and that’s politician-speak for somebody they often can’t stand, according to Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech by David Mark.

    • Joash Thomas says:

      Common Core did actually come up during the Press Conference. Jindal stuck to his guns and reiterated that he believed it violated Louisiana’s 10th Amendment States’ Rights.

      • griftdrift says:

        Well at least he’s sticking to his guns. For now. Unlike before. He should probably stick to calling other people flip-floppers. At least he’s consistent there. In a world where consistent is what one makes of it.

  3. tribeca says:

    Given his subpar record in Louisiana, is Jindal more credible or less credible when it comes to assessing whether or not a person is “clueless about governing in the real world”?

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