By Ben Cohen
Desperate to get a Barack Obama of their own, Republicans are looking seriously at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is of Indian extraction (not Native American Indian). Jindal was interviewed by David Shuster tonight to plug his conservative credentials and pitch his solutions for the country. It seems any ethnic minority will do, as Jindal has some serious skeletons in his closet. On the surface, Jindal cuts an impressive figure for the Republican party, a young Oxford educated politician with a very conservative voting record. But Jindal has some extremely dodgy views that make him completely unelectable should anyone do their research (and yes, we do our research here at The Daily Banter). In 1994, Jindal wrote a bizzarre article for the 'New Oxford Review' (a right wing Catholic magazine) about an exorcism he and his friends performed on a troubled person they knew. Here's a passage of the weird (and extremely boring) piece:
Susan has talked with ministers, charismatic
pastors, and others. It took months before we could reestablish our
friendship and she was able to trust me. Though I do not have the
answers she desperately seeks, I have provided comfort and support
whenever Susan has fears or doubts. With holy water and blessed
crucifixes, I have even given her physical protection from the demons
that have only once reappeared, and then for a mere moment. We have
resolved the tension in our relationship and I am developing the
ability to selflessly care for others.
It shows you how completely lost the Republican Party is if they have to rely on loons like this. The GOP is having a very hard time finding decent politicians able to sell their barbaric policies, and guys like Jindal are their last hope. They tried with Sarah Palin, and the public saw straight through it (although there are an alarming amount of Republicans who want her to run in 2012), and they'll keep churning out half baked idiots until they realize that the politicians aren't the problem, it's their philosophy.