Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bobby Jindall: Cast The First Stone

Governor Bobby Jindal, (R-LA)

My pastor recently delivered a sermon focusing on the message that only he who is without sin should cast the first stone. (I know you know the story so I won't bother with the details.) He showed a video to give the congregation a mental picture of how the scene played out. While I listened to the sermon and watched the video I stayed focused on the religious message, but a little later I had another thought. I realized I should have searched the faces in the angry crowd for today's politicans who are guilty of the same things they attribute to the current administration in Washington, but cast stone after stone for political gains.

Case in point, for several weeks, LA Gov. Bobby Jindal has complained about BP and the federal government's lack of adequate response to the oil spill in the Gulf. When local officials and citizens lodged the same complaint about state government's response, the governor speedily vetoed a state bill which would have made all records from his office regarding the spill public. The bill was introduced by a fellow Republican and readily passed the Democratic controlled Legislature.  After the veto, Jindall sealed all public records of his office related to the oil spill .

The Daily Kos published the following:
... New York Times recently reported that experts at the state and federal level had panned Jindal's response, saying the state was ill-prepared for the spill and that Jindal's attacks on the Federal response smacked of political calculation designed to distract attention from his own failures.
Last week, CBS revealed that despite Jindal's attacks on the Obama administration for not delivering enough resources, Jindal was holding up the deployment of 5,000 National Guard troops authorized by the Obama administration.
Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me. Another lesson learned.

Source: The Daily Kos

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