Parker: Jindal in his element as hurricane hammers Louisiana
Gov. Bobby Jindal is either the luckiest or unluckiest man in America, says nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker. "Every year about this time, he gets slammed with a potentially catastrophic natural disaster and has to miss all the fun," Parker writes. "He's become the Anderson Cooper of politics. Like Cooper, who became a hurricane icon in his earlier days on CNN—clinging at right angles to palm trees like a human flag at half-staff—Jindal is Bobby on the spot." Jindal was to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., today, but has canceled to remain in Louisiana as Hurricane Isaac passes through the state. Parker notes Jindal also had to bail out of the RNC in similar fashion four years ago when Hurricane Gustav intervened. "No one less enjoys the glad-handing required of politicians" than Jindal, Parker says, suggesting the governor "may have skipped gleefully out of the GOP spotlight en route to tackle what others might consider a logistics nightmare" because "the tropical storm season proffers an opportunity for Jindal to do what he does best—work." Read the full column here.
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