Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This just in... 

TPM "discovers" Jindal's exorcism essay, and figures it might become an issue if McCain selects Bobby for veep. (Not that he's gonna.) TPM requested a comment from Jindal's office, but there was no response.

Don't despair. Put it on ice for three to seven years. It'll keep.

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Update: Richard is flabbergasted, and has apparently been living under a political rock for the past couple years.
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Update: Much to my surprise, TPM updated the story and noted that Louisiana bloggers like the Daily Kingfish have covered the issue. Jeffrey was doing it back in 11/08/03.
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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.

Again... why were the LA Dems and the LA press so unwilling to challenge Jindal's medieval superstition? Maybe it's because they all believe in Dragons....

By Blogger jeffrey, at 4:52 PM  

Nicely put.

By Blogger oyster, at 5:20 PM  

I haven't seen any props to any LA bloggers yet...

By Anonymous racymind, at 5:25 PM  

You won't.

By Blogger oyster, at 5:29 PM  

Yeah ... that pisses me off, as both you, I, and LA Media Watch, to name but a few that I recall hitting on that essay of Jindal's back in the day.

But whatever ... it's out there.

By Anonymous ryan, at 7:39 PM  

Oh what the hell. Let's play that game. Yellow Blog November 15, 2003.

By Blogger jeffrey, at 10:15 PM  

Can't come close to that.

Props to the Yellow Blog.

By Blogger oyster, at 10:18 PM  

Sorry that's inaccurate. It was actually November 8

By Blogger jeffrey, at 10:18 PM  

Yes, quite so.

By Blogger oyster, at 10:20 PM  

To answer Jeffery's question, it is not that they are unwilling to do so. It is that they are unable to do so in a way that does not backfire in their faces!

Look at the bungled mess that the Louisiana Democratic Party made of the jindal on religion ad. By failing to correctly quote what Jindal said (or even paraphrase it) the Republicans didn't even have to worry about defending Jindal. All they had to do was say "jindal didn't say that" and it was true. He didn't.

THEN they allowed Jindal to describe himself as a "born again christian" to North Louisiana and that went unchallenged by the party.

So unless they can come out with a perfect ad that has no possible response, i don't want the party touching this issue with a 10 foot pole.

And if the party doesn't utilize Louisiana Bloggers when Jindal jumps to the national stage... well... they are just asking to lose.

By Anonymous Daniel Z., at 10:33 PM  

Time's blog has the entire article from the New Oxford Review posted now, but probably only for a limited time. It's quite a read. Yes, it was a long time ago, but still....

By Blogger Grandmère Mimi, at 5:31 PM  

Wonkette's take is great.

Will McCain Choose a Nutball Exorcist for Veep Candidate?

By Blogger Clay, at 6:48 AM