You can call Bobby Jindal a liar


by Jeff Fecke | February 27, 2009 • So remember the Katrina story that Bobby Jindal told? Yeah, he was lying.

I’m frankly surprised by this, though I shouldn’t be. Sarah Palin introduced herself to America by lying, too.

Jeff Fecke is a freelance writer who lives in Eagan, Minnesota.In addition to his own blog, Blog of the Moderate Left, he also contributes to Alas, a Blog, Minnesota Campaign Report, and AlterNet. Fecke has appeared as a guest on the “Today” show, the Alan Colmes radio show, and the Mark Heaney Show. Fecke is divorced, and the father of one really terrific daughter. His debut novel, The Valkyrie’s Tale, is now available.

I suppose when you’re a Republican, lying is preferable to admitting that your party is completely bereft of ideas, and that your core principles have been proven wanting by reality. Even so, one would think Jindal could have found a different, less-false anecdote to use. I think you can scratch the man from Baton Rouge off the short list for 2012. Somewhere, Mittens is smiling.