Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: So I get this call from Bobby Jindal

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


The Governor of Louisiana called me last night. I was just about to doze off when the phone rang. And can you believe it? He wanted my advice on how to deal with his plummeting poll numbers and his growing list of governing and political problems. The conversation went something like this.

“Jim, Bobby Jindal here. You’ve been pretty rough on me in your weekly columns and on your syndicated radio show. You know I’m a regular reader and I listen to you all the time, at least when I’m in the state. You’ve really been on my case lately. So I’m calling and asking you, man to man, what advice you would give me? What should I do? It seems like every week, some new list is released showing Louisiana at the bottom. And my poll numbers are in the tank. Man, I could really use some guidance.”

I was, of course, flattered that the Governor wanted my advice. So I thought for a moment — where to begin? He certainly has major problems to address. On virtually every list released in the past year, Louisiana is ranked either at, or close to the bottom for having a poor business climate, educational levels that lag far behind national averages, highest insurance rates, low rankings by the Center for Public Integrity, obstructing public access to information, and at the bottom of the barrel for overall health.

And here’s another slap in the face. Jindal just completed a term as Chairman of the National Governor’s Association. And how did Louisiana fare in the governors’ non-partisan sub group’s ranking for overall quality of life called the “Camelot Index?” Dead last! Continue Reading…………..

7 thoughts on “Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: So I get this call from Bobby Jindal”

  1. Jim, that wasn’t a dream, it was an exercise in absurdity.

    Jindal, a political operative, a faux conservative. If the democraps offered him a job, he’d do a conversion on the road to the District of Criminals in a heartbeat.

  2. Anybody with half a brain much less a Rhodes scholar IQ would know if you want to have a sound marriage and home life you don’t become a traveling salesman trying to sell or whoring yourself out to every joe blow political group.

    Personally, Jim I think Jindal was trying to tell you in a nice way ” to get off my case.” Jindal also needs to grow some balls for Christmas.

  3. But who cares if you are last in the Camelot Index if your rated number 5 in the business friendly index. Granted he still has 4 more notches worth of prostrating himself before the business community, but still top5 is top 5.

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