Bobby Jindal Is Getting The Last Word

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here's a quick bit from the NY Times blog:

Considered one of the rising (and youngest) stars in the Republican party, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has just snared another coup. Republican leaders announced today that he’s been selected to deliver the G.O.P.’s response to President Obama’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24.

Mr. Jindal, whose name was floated as a possible vice-presidential partner for Senator John McCain during last year’s campaign, will speak from Baton Rouge.
While Jindal is definitely becoming a rising star in the GOP, and I'm happy to see a young Asian and Indian American rise in the political scene - just between you and me - no way in hell would I vote for him in 2012, because while it's great that he's Asian, I just couldn't get behind someone who's:

  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, not indicating a pro-choice stance, and pretty much has a "no exceptions" policy.
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance
  • Rated 33% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance.
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date.
And really - unless Obama completely tanks it this round - he's already got my vote for the second, so there's no use in me contemplating someone else - especially Jindal - because it's not like I'm all of a sudden going to wake up and become some hard ass non pro-choicer who repeats the idiot mantra of "one man one woman" while not caring if companies keep on saving their most powerful positions for people who aren't of color, toss one back, and think to myself "Deadline? We don't need a deadline. Who needs a deadline?"