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.”
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]