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    Jindal Admits Katrina Story Was False

    By Zachary Roth - February 27, 2009, 12:39PM

    Looks like the game is up.

    Remember that story Bobby Jindal told in his big speech Tuesday night -- about how during Katrina, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with a local sheriff who was battling government red tape to try to rescue stranded victims?

    Turns out it wasn't actually, you know, true.

    In the last few days, first Daily Kos, and then TPMmuckraker, raised serious questions about the story, based in part on the fact that no news reports we could find place Jindal in the affected area at the specific time at issue.

    Jindal had described being in the office of Sheriff Harry Lee "during Katrina," and hearing him yelling into the phone at a government bureaucrat who was refusing to let him send volunteer boats out to rescue stranded storm victims, because they didn't have the necessary permits. Jindal said he told Lee, "that's ridiculous," prompting Lee to tell the bureaucrat that the rescue effort would go ahead and he or she could arrest both Lee and Jindal.

    But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politico that in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone "days later." The spokeswoman said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, was being interviewed about the incident at the time.

    This is no minor difference. Jindal's presence in Lee's office during the crisis itself was a key element of the story's intended appeal, putting him at the center of the action during the maelstrom. Just as important, Jindal implied that his support for the sheriff helped ensure the rescue went ahead. But it turns out Jindal wasn't there at the key moment, and played no role in making the rescue happen.

    There's a larger point here, though. The central anecdote of the GOP's prime-time response to President Obama's speech, intended to illustrate the threat of excessive government regulation, turns out to have been made up.

    Maybe it's time to rethink the premise.

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    If Jindal wasn't around before or "during Katrina" to help people, where was he?

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    out of state in a gated community i'll wager.
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    Mister Rogers lied? It's no longer a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I'm shocked I tell you.

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    MAHAHA! Nice try with this 'ethnic' answer to Obama there Repubs, you dumbasses.

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    Let's see, what will ruin a political career...Sniperfire in Bosnia or Helping out during Katrina??


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDiva View Post
    Let's see, what will ruin a political career...Sniperfire in Bosnia or Helping out during Katrina??
    Palling around with terrorists!

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    I'm surprised he didn't try to claim that he was metaphorically standing "shoulder to shoulder" and not literally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Mister Rogers lied? It's no longer a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I'm shocked I tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Mister Rogers lied? It's no longer a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I'm shocked I tell you.



    I think Bobby should get back on TV and apologize to the American people. It's what what Mr. Brady would want him to do.

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    Jindal should be more concerned about the state of affairs in his own state rather than trying to put himself out as a frontrunner for the repug 2012 presidential nomination. Dude definitely needs a reality check.
    as privileged as a whore...victims in demand for public show, swept out through the cracks beneath the door, holier than thou, how?

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    Hard to get a reality check when you're living in a gated community on a golf course while everyone south of you is battling water and mold.

    This guy is such a toolish do-nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Mister Rogers lied? It's no longer a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I'm shocked I tell you.

    Hell no, Bush Snr. was Mr. Rogers. He already had the voice for it.

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