So I usually don’t think much about Louisiana. I sometimes forget it’s even there, kind of like Utah or Nevada or Rhode Island. But Gov. Bobby Jindal is making conservatives take note. I’ve met him a time or two, and been as impressed as everyone else who meets him. The problem is that with each passing action, he becomes even more impressive. We need more folks like Jindal in public office.

He just vetoed the Louisiana legislature’s attempted pay raise for itself. He’d previously said he’d stay out of their business, but in a blog post this week he (1) apologizes for what he now, correctly, realizes was a bad policy, and (2) says no one should think bad policy can co-exist with efforts at true government reform.

A politician who admits when he was wrong, has a solid track record of being Right on issue after issue, and is willing to stand for a principled position even if it means absorbing a little ridicule from lawmakers and their sycophants.

I’m now firmly in the Jindal for VP, President, whatever, anything.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”


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