February 24, 2009
That's the title of Gov. Bobby Jindal's response to the President's speech before Congress tonight. In many ways, Obama is the Bizarro Reagan. Sure, he can give a good speech, but he uses his rhetorical skill for fear and pessimism, rather than Reagan's hope and optimism.
Ben Smith has excerpts, among them:
“As I grew up, my mom and dad taught me the values that attracted them to this country - and they instilled in me an immigrant’s wonder at the greatness of America. As a child, I remember going to the grocery store with my dad. Growing up in India, he had seen extreme poverty. And as we walked through the aisles, looking at the endless variety on the shelves, he would tell me: ‘Bobby, Americans can do anything.’ I still believe that to this day."
Yes, sir. Can I has some moar, pleeez?
I still think it's unlikely that Jindal will run in 2012 unless he chooses not to run for re-election in Louisiana in 2011. But, good Lord, do we need him. I'll definitely be watching his response tonight, albeit on YouTube or C-SPAN. (Let's hear it for working nights!)
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