An article from the American Spectator touting Jindal’s credentials for vice president. I spoke with the Oracle of Esther the other day and in general I think it is a bad idea. It would look like a desperate attempt by McCain to put a brown face on the ticket. (Speaking of McCain, isn’t the timing of Nancy Reagan’s endorsement interesting, given she’s about the same age as Barack Obama’s typical white grandmother?) Electorally, it doesn’t gain him anything, and Bobby is still green. Most importantly, we need him to clean up in Louisiana before he makes his run in 2016…heh.
Nevertheless, here’s a good blurb.
Maybe some think that this is going to be an election about health care? Jindal’s the man. In 1991 he was a young Hill staffer working for U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery. One day McCrery asked him to look over some Medicare plans being proposed in committee. A couple of days later, he brought back to the boss a totally revised system that was so impressive McCrery introduced him to Louisiana Governor Murphy J. Foster Jr. A few years later, Jindal, at the age of 24, was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. He took hold of the state’s Medicare program, which was running at a loss of $400 million, and in three years produced a surplus of $200 million. He later became chairman of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. In 2001, he was nominated by President George W. Bush and approved by the U.S. Senate to be Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of Health and Human Services. If Jindal gets a chance to debate Hillary Clinton, Hillary will be fumbling for her cue cards.