Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jindal Jumps the 2012 Gun

A very troubling news brief this morning.... "Louisiana: Killing at K.K.K. Initiation." (NYTimes) An Oklahoma woman was killed at a Ku Klux Klan camp site after she tried to leave the initiation ritual. Her body was found about 60 miles north of New Orleans.

Also troubling is The Progress Report's update on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina issued August 29... "Three Years Later." It found that in Louisiana massive problems resulting from the hurricane remain, including "significant debris management issues," and "a cleanup fraught with environmental issues." New Orleans still has a far greater proportion of vacant homes than any other city in the country, with "more than one in three residential addresses vacant or unoccupied."

As of March, "only 13% of the $1.6 billion in the state's emergency community development block grant funds had benefited lower-income victims." And, the levees still aren't up to snuff.... threatening to "make New Orleans the scene of another devastating flood."

All of this in the light of.... "Here we go again: Huckabee, Jindal visit." (DM Register) "...two high-profile Republicans will visit Iowa amid speculation that they will seek the GOP 2012 presidential nomination.... On Nov. 22, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will visit Cedar Rapids and West Des Moines to speak at several events."

Perhaps Jindal needs to spend more time in his own back yard.

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