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Should have spent that money on Volcano monitoring

pic via Capt. Joe Kickass at flickr.com

In early 2009 the alleged newest star in the Republican firmament Bobby Jindal was given the chance to reply to a speech by President Obama. To say he crashed and burned would be a disservice to fiery wrecks.  Jindal picked a very poor time to go through puberty. But one part his speech stands out:

Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history – … $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, DC.

Flash-forward more than a year and Bobby Jindal is going to show all those big spending Washington a-holes how a state-based Republican does it. There’s a massive oil spill and Bobby says spend $200 million on sand dunes to protect the shoreline, even though most said “that’s a bad idea.”

Result?

The big set of sand barriers erected by Louisiana’s governor to protect the coastline at the height of the Gulf oil spill is being criticized by a presidential commission as a colossal, $200 million waste of money so far.

But Bobby is not deterred:

…despite the commission’s scathing report, he plans to move ahead with the project

[This poster admits he is pretending that this is not EXACTLY the same pattern present in yesterday’s Afghanistan report]

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