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Bobby Jindal is not Louisiana’s governor; he long ago moved into new role as state’s undisputed Prevaricator in Residence

Lamar Parmentel:

Prevaricator

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

prevaricator

[pri-var-i-key-ter] /prɪˈvær ɪˌkeɪ tər/

noun

  1. a person who speaks falsely; liar.
  2. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.

Bobby Jindal loves to throw around the “L-word.”

So much so that we at LouisianaVoice are beginning to let it creep into our vocabulary when writing about Bobby.

Of course, his “L-word” and our “L-word” have completely different meanings.

For him, it’s invoked when reacting to the “Liberal” media’s calling him out on his claims of being the savior for Louisiana’s health care, education, economy, ethics and general well-being.

For us, the “L-word” denotes Liar, as pathologicalLiar.

A pathological liar is defined as an abnormally habitual liar, or a person who lies to the point that it is considered a disease or condition. That would be Bobby Jindal, the man who took ideas from medical experts…

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Bobby Jindal: a voice of authority on all things regarding foreign policy but woefully inadequate on governing state

Lamar Parmentel:

Aswell as you like it.

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

There comes a time when those surround Bobby Jindal must return to earth and come to grips with a realistic fact about their boy.

Pick one:

  1. He cannot seriously consider himself real presidential timber;
  2. His quest for POTUS is simply a cruel joke he’s playing on the rest of us;
  3. He told an unforgivable lie when he said, “I have the job I want”;
  4. He has no clue as to how to govern a state, let along an entire nation;
  5. The little boy should never try on big boy pants;
  6. He may actually be qualified to lead the Stupid Party;
  7. All of the above.

The correct answer is….well, you know.

As Jindal’s numbers continue to shrink to less than single-digits in GOP presidential preference polls, his efforts to garner attention have ramped up accordingly and in the process, have made him a national—if not international—laughingstock.

His handlers should take note and…

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Bobby Jindal, LSU President?

Lamar Parmentel:

From King to King.

Originally posted on Something Like the Truth:

By Robert Mann

Could Gov. Bobby Jindal become the next president of LSU? Why not? He’s not going to be president of the United States.

So what can Jindal do once his presidential campaign flames out like a tax increase opposed by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry?

Monday’s announcementthat Jindal crony and Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret will become president of the LSU Foundation demonstrates that despite having done his best to dismantle the university, Jindal remains firmly in control of the LSU Board of Supervisors and, therefore, every other aspect of the university.

If Jindal and Moret could preside over the near-destruction of the state’s flagship university and still persuade the university to give Moret one of the school’s plum positions, then anything is possible.

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An Open Letter to Kevin Boyd of The Hayride

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An Open Letter to Kevin Boyd

Dear Mr. Boyd,

I am requesting a retraction of this article, which I consider libelous and entirely motivated by a desire to publicly disparage my name and my reputation under the pretense of “reporting.” 

First, you and your readers should know that your headline and your entire thesis were publicly debunked by The Advocate’s Elizabeth Crisp, the author of the article you cited. See: https://twitter.com/elizabethcrisp/status/576232592384487425

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Second, it is worth pointing out that LSU’s internal audit of Senator Cassidy did not address- at all- the fact that he submitted timesheets indicating that- on nearly two dozen occasions- he worked in Baton Rouge on the same days he cast votes and attended committee meetings in Washington, D.C. and that in most of those instances, it would have been physically impossible for the then-Congressman to have done so. That was the substance of my reporting, which relied…

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Early poll results indicate close races for governor, attorney general, but major PAC campaign cash hasn’t kicked in yet

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

The Oct. 11 primary election for governor is still seven months off but it’s never too early for conducting polls to see the early seeding of candidates and an early poll has shown a surprisingly strong showing by Democratic State Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite. MARCH 6 POLL

The poll, dated March 6, was conducted on March 5 by Triumph Campaigns. A survey of 1,655 participants, it was the first public poll completed since two of the gubernatorial candidates launched paid media buys or since several public debates were held in that race.

The poll also measured voter preferences for lieutenant governor, attorney general and commissioner of insurance.

With a margin or error of 2.4 percent, Edwards trailed U.S. Sen. David Vitter by only two percentage points, 35 percent to 33 percent. A further breakdown shows Vitter with 23 percent “definitely” favoring him and 12 percent as “probable.” Edwards had 16…

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All major candidates for Louisiana governor say they will refuse Norquist’s anti-tax pledge

Originally posted on Something Like the Truth:

By Robert Mann

The promise is simple. Candidates for public office and incumbents often sign the following pledge, as composed by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform:

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In Louisiana, three statewide elected officials have signed the pledge: Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. sens. David Vitter and Bill Cassidy. Several dozen other legislators have signed it, as well, including state Senate President John Alario (speaker Chuck Kleckley has not signed it).

This pledge is one reason why Louisiana’s colleges and universities may collapse this year. Without additional revenue, LSU and other schools will virtually cease to exist.

Despite this, Jindal will not violate his pledge. His oath to ATR is more important than his oath of office. He will allow Norquist to dictate which revenue bills violate the pledge and which don’t. Indeed, much of what the Legislature may pass in the coming legislative session to balance the state’s…

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DOA to LaVoice: ‘no records responsive to your request’ though some travel costs being sought already approved

Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:

Even as the governor’s office was imposing travel and spending freezes as the state continued to struggle with an overwhelming budget deficit last fall, the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) was spending nearly $9,600 to send two of its top executives on five separate trips to California and Florida to train new phone bank employees to handle inquiries about pending changes to health coverage for state employees, retirees and dependents.

The expenditures also occurred in the wake of Gov. Bobby’s depletion of the OGB reserve fund from $500 million before privatization of the agency to less than half of that by last September.

A Division of Administration (DOA) employee with close ties to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols and Deputy Commissioner Ruth Johnson revealed to LouisianaVoice last year that DOA had contracted with Ansafone which has offices to set up the phone bank to take calls from OGB members.

When…

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Bobby Jindal and David Duke may be different fish, but they swim in the same fetid pond

Lamar Parmentel:

Same Pond for sure

Originally posted on Something Like the Truth:

By Robert Mann

What do former KKK leader David Duke and Gov. Bobby Jindal have in common? They have both used the same language to describe and demean Louisiana’s working poor.

In April 2013, Jindal wrote an op-ed in the Baton Rouge Business Report, explaining why he refuses to expand Medicaid for the state’s working poor under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

By expanding President Obama’s healthcare law, 41 percent of Louisiana’s population would be dumped into Medicaid. Soon there will be more people riding in the cart than people pulling the cart. The President is gradually turning the world’s greatest health care system into the world’s largest welfare system. The left has been very clear—their end goal here is to make all healthcare in America government health care. [emphasis added]

A few months later, in another op-ed on NOLA.com, Jindal wrote, “we should…

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Steve Scalise, David Duke, And Why The Past Is Never Dead

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Before I broke the story about Congressman Steve Scalise’s attendance at a white nationalist conference hosted by David Duke’s hate group, I knew there was one enormous risk: I would likely be handing David Duke a microphone.

24 years ago, David Duke captured 55% of white voters in his bid for Louisiana Governor. A year before that, in a bid for the United States Senate, Duke received 60% of white voters. Yet today, he is considered one of the most reviled and toxic “political leaders” (I use that term loosely) in contemporary American history.

It may be reassuring to think of David Duke as a relic of a different time, and for many, particularly for the majorities of white Louisianians who supported him in his bids for both the Senate and the Governor’s Mansion, it may be convenient to recast David Duke as a master manipulator or to conflate him…

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