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Old 03-06-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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It seems that Jindal is nothing more than another corporate darling, ready to exchange favors for campaign cash. Why am I not surprised?

Bobby Jindal's wife's charity key to doing business with Louisiana - War Room - Salon.com

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Are you a major corporation that wants to do business with the state of Louisiana? The bad news is you can only donate $5,000 directly to Gov. Bobby Jindal. The good news is, you can give an unlimited amount of money to his wife's charity, the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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Bobby Jindal is only doing what every other politician in history has done.

Including obama.

The difference is that Jindal NEVER stated that he was different.

He never spoke out against political contributions from businesses.

He is going to be POTUS one day and there's nothing you can do about it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Bobby Jindal is only doing what every other politician in history has done.

Including obama.

The difference is that Jindal NEVER stated that he was different.

He never spoke out against political contributions from businesses.

He is going to be POTUS one day and there's nothing you can do about it.

LMAO!! So we have a politician who doesn't hide the fact that is blatantly dishonest! And you commend him for being honest about his dishonesty!
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Originally Posted by alphamale View Post
Bobby Jindal is only doing what every other politician in history has done.

Including obama.

The difference is that Jindal NEVER stated that he was different.

He never spoke out against political contributions from businesses.

He is going to be POTUS one day and there's nothing you can do about it.
Sadly, I'm not the gambling type.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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He is going to be POTUS one day and there's nothing you can do about it.
I hope so! But y'all can't have him 'til he's finished his second term here.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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The only chance in hell Jindal has of ever becoming POTUS is if he were to get in as a "protest vote." During my lifetime, this has happened twice, and it is when a totally unqualified liberal gets elected solely because his predecessor was a corrupt, tyrannical, right-wing uber-hawk. Thus, Jimmy Carter became POTUS only as a protest-vote against the slimey Nixon-esque type of politics which preceeded him.
Barack Obama, of course, is the other example, gaining the presidency only because, after Bush, anyone to the left of, say, Dick Cheney was willing to gamble.
So, even though Jindal is a conservative Republican--and thus is breaking away from the "liberal-after-fundie" examples above, the fact still remains that his only chance at residing on Pennsylvania Avenue will be is he is preceeded by a clueless, money-spending, elitist, socialist. But see, after Obama does his one-term, he's gonna be replaced by a conservative, most likely Mitt Romney, who will prolly do two terms. And he's not gonna be bad enough to warrant a Jindal-like protest vote.
Bottom line: seeing Jindal in the White House within the next 10 years is as likely as Mike Huckabee joining a Buddhist sect.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Now this is the nuttiest attack yet. A non profit charity, that in no way enriches a politician is attacked because it raises money to help kids. Someone help me with the connection. What exactly is Jindal getting out of them helping a charity that helps kids?
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Now this is the nuttiest attack yet. A non profit charity, that in no way enriches a politician is attacked because it raises money to help kids. Someone help me with the connection. What exactly is Jindal getting out of them helping a charity that helps kids?
The New York Times reported last night that corporations including Marathon Oil, AT&T, Northrup Grumman, Dow Chemical, Alon USA and various state contractors have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the foundation. All of those companies have business with the state. All of them received permits or evaded fines or won contracts.

You didn't even have to read between the lines of the article...all you had to do was read the article.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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The New York Times reported last night that corporations including Marathon Oil, AT&T, Northrup Grumman, Dow Chemical, Alon USA and various state contractors have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the foundation. All of those companies have business with the state. All of them received permits or evaded fines or won contracts.

You didn't even have to read between the lines of the article...all you had to do was read the article.

I do not, nor would any reasonable person, conclude that these organizations were granted special treatment for donating to a charity that in no way benefits Mr. Jindal. The NY Times can try to insinuate some connection but clearly none exists. The Times did not make a compelling (or really any) argument that Mr. Jindal derived any benefit from the charity.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Very often, when charities like that cease operations, the remaining money ends up in the pockets of whoever started it, like campaign funds. I can't find anything about Louisiana law in that regard, so I can't say whether donations to her charity could end up as indirect payments to the Governor and his family, but perhaps someone more familiar with the law can come by and offer an opinion.

Another thing: Don't forget this is Louisiana we're talking about, a state which had something like 5 consecutive Governor's indicted for something while still in office and which even now still has a couple of them in prison. Corruption is broader, deeper and more accepted in LA than in probably any other state. I'd go so far as to say there isn't a "clean" politician anywhere between the Mississippi and the Sabine and Jindal is no different.

Moreover, Jindal's connections with the Neo-Con, global corporatist GOP is well established. He once traveled to a symposium on captialism with all expenses paid by the Koch brothers and only reimbursed them for his expenses after questions were raised about it. He's raised, and spent, more "campaign donations" than any other Governor in Louisana history, even though he's not currently running for anything.

Whenever some unknown politician is selected to give the party's answer to the President's State of the Union address, voters should question why. Just as when the neophyte Senator from Illinios was chosen over longer serving and better known Democrats to answer George Bush, don't accept their presence on TV at face value. SOMEBODY behind the scenes is pushing that person for something and it behooves us all to look behind the curtain and see just who that is and what they want. In the case of Barack Obama, that somebody was Ted Kennedy. Who's pushing Jindal and what do they get in return?
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