I titled this blog post, Louisiana Political Reform?Â Maybe it should have been, “Business as Usual in Louisiana”
I usually try to stay away from blogging about politics, but something is happening in Louisiana that just infuriates me, so feel free to skip this blog post if you aren’t interested in politics…
The Baton Rouge paper, The Advocate posted this story today. The entire story is at this link: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/21045634.html
â€œIâ€™ve learned my lesson,â€ he said during a news conference outside the Governorâ€™s Mansion.
However, Jindal said he still plans to allow the pay raise to become law.
Vetoing the bill would give legislators a reason to reverse his initiatives, including changes to the stateâ€™s ethics laws, he said.
â€œEverybody knows it would be in my own self-interest politically to veto this bill,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™d probably be the most popular governor in modern polling history if I did that.â€
Jindal said he will be more proactive in the future.
â€œGoing forward, weâ€™re certainly going to keep a much tighter rein on the Legislature in future sessions,â€ Jindal said.
I’ve learned my lesson, actually lessons also:
1) Not to trust what Bobby Jindal promises.Â They carry NO weight with me now.
2) He might say he cares for the State, but if he doesn’t veto this raise, what he says are only words and those words are meaningless.
3) I will NOT vote or SUPPORT Bobby in the next election or in any other candidacy or ticket he might be on in the future.Â What an embarrassment to our State.
Observation: Bobby Jindal was suppose to be the reform governor for the State of Louisiana. Six months into his “reform,” the law makers make a raid on the treasury and he HAS the power to stop them, but choses not to stop them.Â Sounds like the kind of reform we really need, huh?
I don’t normally leave my comments open, but I will for a while on this topic, so feel free to share your opinion.