Congratulations, Bobby Jindal!
Last Saturday, Republican congressman Bobby Jindal (GIN-dle) received 54 percent of the vote in a 12-candidate field to be elected governor of Louisiana. What follows is an account of Trent Hill's encounter with Jindal at a September campaign event. In a day when we celebrate politicians who promise not to raise taxes, isn't it refreshing to hear one say that he actually wants to get rid of a tax? Godspeed, Bobby!
From Conservative Louisiana:
"After his short stump speech, I wanted to ask Mr. Jindal a question. I figured I knew the answer, but wanted to be perfectly sure. When I approached him, the man's calm composure really impressed me. Bobby Jindal is not an idol of mine, but he certainly is a great campaigner. His incredibly calm demeanor was the reason this meeting was going so well.
"I shook his hand and shouted over the cheers, 'When elected governor, will you work to eliminate the state income tax?'
His response was more than enough for me. 'We have to. We've got to try. With a Democrat-controlled legislature it may not be possible, but we need it. Look at Texas and Florida, both prosperous states with NO income tax. There is no reason Louisiana can't compete with them.'"