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    The Great Republican Hope? - Yahoo! News

    Quiz:
    Which young, thin, non-white, Ivy League-educated politician who has a foreign-sounding name and prominent ears is changing the face of politics as we know it?
    Oh … and whose name is not Barack Obama?
    Whuh?
    That’s right, the president-elect may hold a monopoly on current buzz, but some in the GOP are looking to their own whiz kid to lead them out of the proverbial wilderness the Democrats have just left behind.
    His name is Bobby Jindal, and he’s the 37-year-old Indian American governor of Louisiana.
    Right now, for most people, handicapping 2012 probably feels like re-watching the previews right after sitting through a 7-hour movie. Yet some Republicans looking to resurrect their party from the ashes of Tuesday’s electoral conflagaration are already turning to the conservative Jindal, at least at the search box.
    Jindal’s name has surged 350% in searches this week, tied with Mitt Romney and second only to Sarah Palin in 2012-related political queries. Buzz patrons are also reading up on the rising star in a bevy of speculative articles about the future of the GOP.
    Jindal has consistently stated he's focused only on winning the 2011 re-election in Louisiana. But UPI is already calling the governor and his family “the other Obamas.”
    Presumptuous, perhaps. But in 2004, who'd have thought that a first-term African American senator with a last name that rhymed with the country's enemy number one and a middle name that matched enemy number two's would be our next president?
    Stay tuned.

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    *snort*

    He's already handicapped twice..

    1) He's a republican, so that mean's he's an idiot

    2) he's brown. Uh, maybe you missed out on all the McTard/Failin rallies buddy, but they don't like anybody who has a tan
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    When I think of Louisiana state government, I tend to think of corruption because of New Orleans. A lot can happen in 4 years. 4 years ago, many people thought John Edwards could be a front runner in 2008. Didn't exactly happen...

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    Funny they now think 'hey, get the tanned/non-white dude! It worked for the Dems, maybe it'll work for us! Hey, Bobby, how do you feel about change, hope and destiny? Can you deliver a good speech on that? Oh, and can you still pander to the base and become a self-hating tanned/non-white kind of candidate? Yes? Excellent! We're in with a chance.'
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    Jindall is a much smarter version of Palin.

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    I wish these people would stfu. They are so distraught they lost they are already writing off the next four years. Ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visitor42 View Post
    Jindall is a much smarter version of Palin.

    He may be smarter - but google exorcism and Jindal, you may get interesting results

    Personally I do think he will be a serious contender but he is also a fundie and it shows that the rightwing nuts still have a stranglehold in the party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymeman View Post
    I wish these people would stfu. They are so distraught they lost they are already writing off the next four years. Ridiculous.
    I have been writing off the next 4 years regardless if Obama or McCain won. We are fucked. But of course when he starts filling up my gas tank and paying my mortgage than it'll be all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ana-mish-ana View Post
    He may be smarter - but google exorcism and Jindal, you may get interesting results
    Don't you just!

    "As others noted during his 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial campaigns (see update), in an essay Jindal wrote in 1994 for the New Oxford Review, a serious right-wing Catholic journal, Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer.

    Reading the article leaves no doubt that Jindal -- who graduated from Brown University in 1991, was a Rhodes Scholar, and had been accepted at Yale Law School and Harvard Medical School when he wrote the essay -- was completely serious about the encounter. He even said the experience "reaffirmed" his faith.

    Jindal's affection for battling demons never surfaced during Jindal's failed run for governor in 2003 or his successful one in 2007. The state Dems did make an issue in 2007 out of Jindal's extreme Catholicism and his view of Protestant tenets as heretical, but the effort provoked a backlash among voters who thought the assault was religious bigotry. So Dems didn't make an issue out of Jindal's experiment.

    But Jindal's battle with the dark forces may become an issue should his Veep candidacy proceed. While it's hardly a blockbuster revelation, it could provide fodder for bloggers and late-night comics to turn his candidacy into a media sideshow.

    If you're interested in the details about Jindal's spiritually experimental past, we have lots more for you after the jump. It's lively stuff.

    In the essay (purchase required), Jindal describes an emotional friendship with a classmate, "Susan," recently diagnosed with skin cancer and reeling after the suicide of a close friend. Susan's behavior becomes stranger, and she is surrounded by "sulfuric" smells. Finally, one night at a prayer meeting, she collapses in a seizure -- and the exorcism begins:
    The students, led by Susan's sister and Louise, a member of a charismatic church, engaged in loud and desperate prayers while holding Susan with one hand. Kneeling on the ground, my friends were chanting, "Satan, I command you to leave this woman." Others exhorted all "demons to leave in the name of Christ." It is no exaggeration to note the tears and sweat among those assembled. Susan lashed out at the assembled students with verbal assaults.
    Jindal then describes how the whole situation made him physically uncomfortable, and he wondered if the same demon afflicting Susan was responsible for his state of nervousness:
    Whenever I concentrated long enough to begin prayer, I felt some type of physical force distracting me. It was as if something was pushing down on my chest, making it very hard for me to breathe. . . Though I could find no cause for my chest pains, I was very scared of what was happening to me and Susan. I began to think that the demon would only attack me if I tried to pray or fight back; thus, I resigned myself to leaving it alone in an attempt to find peace for myself.
    After a lull in the event -- it in fact lasted "a few hours" by Jindal's reckoning -- Susan attempted to run away, but was dutifully pinned back on the floor by her friends:
    Maybe she sensed our weariness; whether by plan or coincidence, Susan chose the perfect opportunity to attempt an escape. She suddenly leapt up and ran for the door, despite the many hands holding her down. This burst of action served to revive the tired group of students and they soon had her restrained once again, this time half kneeling and half standing.
    After what sounds like a number of hours, and a failed attempt at getting help from a preacher (he refused to assist), the exorcism finally concludes in dramatic fashion:
    It appeared as if we were observing a tremendous battle between the Susan we knew and loved and some strange evil force. But the momentum had shifted and we now sensed that victory was at hand. While Alice and Louise held Susan, her sister continued holding the Bible to her face. Almost taunting the evil spirit that had almost beaten us minutes before, the students dared Susan to read biblical passages. She choked on certain passages and could not finish the sentence "Jesus is Lord." Over and over, she repeated "Jesus is L..L..LL," often ending in profanities. In between her futile attempts, Susan pleaded with us to continue trying and often smiled between the grimaces that accompanied her readings of Scripture. Just as suddenly as she went into the trance, Susan suddenly reappeared and claimed "Jesus is Lord."

    With an almost comical smile, Susan then looked up as if awakening from a deep sleep and asked, "Has something happened?" She did not remember any of the past few hours and was startled to find her friends breaking out in cheers and laughter, overwhelmed by sudden joy and relief.
    Jindal writes proudly about the experiment's conclusion: "When the operation occurred, the surgeons found no traces of cancerous cells. Susan claimed she had felt healed after the group prayer and can remember the sensation of being 'purified.'"

    Jindal's office has not yet responded to requests for comment."
    Whole article at:TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Is Bobby Jindal -- Who May Be On McCain's Veep Shortlist -- An Exorcist?
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    Oh,dear. He could be their all time favorite. Sounds right down their alley...
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    There's no 'hope' for em. Good luck there Repubs!

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    Bobby Jindal was in the right place at the right time. Consider his opponents. He really had no competition with proven executive experience.

    This man is the the male Sarah Palin. He wants creationism taught in public schools. He is pro-life. He has already been caught waffling, having pledged he would not allow the legislature to increase their pay, but stated he would not veto a bill the legislature passed which would do just that. It wasn't until a recall was requested that he backtracked and agreed to veto the pay increase bill.

    He won because Blanco, the exiting governor who was in office during Katrina and a democrat, had the same effect on the gubernatorial election Bush had on the presidential election.



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    oh god, so the only difference between this fundie and the rest is that this one is 'tanned'... great.
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    He's perfect!

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    The repubs are going to have to select someone from one of the toss up states. Someone from Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania. They already won the south, they need to pick up a swing state. He may be a VP contender, but will not lead the ticket.

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