Louisiana Governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal isn’t doing well in the polls (in some cases, he’s at less than 1%,) but that hasn’t stopped him from maintaining a presence both at home, and in key states like Iowa.

Jindal put on his governor hat this week for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

This spot from Fox News reveals why so many people like Bobby Jindal, even if he’s not their first choice for president; he focuses on rebuilding, and community, and segues to politics only in an effort to ask the politicians flying in for the various commemorations to focus on the people, and not on policy. He zeroes in on President Obama, saying that now is not the time to flog climate change.


Jindal has also taken to Twitter to highlight the various ways that Louisiana has seen success during the rebuilding process:

Jindal penned a letter to President Obama requesting an agenda-free tribute, but as our president can always be counted upon to capitalize on the presence of a camera, the Governor’s request was ignored:

During his speech in New Orleans Thursday, Obama used the opportunity to discuss what he contends to be a threat from global warming.

“[W]e’re going to see more extreme weather events as the result of climate change — deeper droughts, deadlier wildfires, stronger storms,” the president said. “That’s why, in addition to things like new and better levees, we’ve also been investing in restoring wetlands and other natural systems that are just as critical for storm protection.”

“So we’ve made a lot of progress over the past 10 years.You’ve made a lot of progress. That gives us hope. But it doesn’t allow for complacency. It doesn’t mean we can rest,” Obama added.

In his speech, Obama also told Congress to pass a budget when members return from recess and not force the government to shutdown based on “ideological demands.”

At least Jindal tried—which is more than I can say for the President.


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