Liberal bloggers are making a preemptive strike against Bobby Jindal by circulating this 1994 article from the New Oxford Review, published when Jindal was 23, in which he described participating in an exorcism of a college friend. To me, this is another reason why it’s too early to pick Jindal as a VP candidate. Without enough experience and objective accomplishments in government, it will be easier for Democrats and the media to paint him as some sort of crazy religious freak. Give him two terms in office, in which he hopefully realizes his potential, and stories like this become less important, because they can be offset by actual accomplisments as governor — ethical reforms, improvements in the health care system, better educational performance, economic growth, fiscal restraint, etc. Without such a foundation, it’ll be easier for Democrats to drive up his negatives with these type of stories.
In other Jindal news, he turned 37 this Tuesday. Happy belated birthday!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online