May 02, 2009

Today’s Installment of Rate the Weasel

To be fair not all Rate the Weasels are going to be negative. I believe that all politicians are weasels, but some of them are tolerable weasels. In keeping with that idea, I give you Bobby Jindal:

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the Governor of Louisiana. Before his election as governor, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st congressional district, to which he was elected in 2004 to succeed now U.S. Senator David Vitter. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88 percent of the vote. He was the second ever Indian American elected to Congress.

On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54.2% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States. He also became the first non-white to serve as governor of Louisiana since P. B. S. Pinchback during Reconstruction; one of fewer than ten people not of mainly European ancestry elected governor of a state after Reconstruction; and the first Indian-American governor in U.S. history

In 1996 Republican Governor Mike Foster appointed Jindal to be secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; During his tenure as secretary, Louisiana's Medicaid program went from bankruptcy with a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million

From Bobby Jindal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For this, among other things including,

  • Believing in Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008; Voting for removing moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006); Voting NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007); Voting YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006); Voting YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005); Voting YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005); Banning gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007); Voting YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006) Voting Yes to Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007) Voting yes to make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent. (Nov 2004) For being rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • And for repeatedly voting for a free open internet…

    Bobby Jindal, presidential hopeful in 2012, gets a STRAIGHT


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