Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bobby Jindal? Really?

When I read that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is supposedly McCain’s top VP pick, I just want to say:

Really? Pretty please? Can we have Bobby Jindal as McCain’s running mate? Because having Jindal on the ticket would effectively nullify virtually every single argument the right has made against Barack Obama. As much as Fox News is trying to smear Obama as "foreign, suspicious, and scary," you have to wonder how Jindal couldn't be all those things, too.

Read Jindal’s Wikipedia bio and then tell me I’m not right.

They say Obama is too young and inexperienced; Jindal is even younger and even less experienced! He’s just 37 years old (to Obama’s 47). He served just four years as a Congressman, and is in his first year as governor of Louisiana. Obama had 7 years in the Illinois state legislature, and has been a U.S. Senator for the past three. That's 10 years of experience to Jindal's five.

The right has tried to smear Obama as a “secret Muslim,” but Jindal was an actual practicing Hindu until converting to Catholicism in high school. His parents are Hindu! Not that I have a problem with that, mind you; but the righties sure seem to, or they wouldn’t keep bringing up Obama’s non-existent “Muslim background.”

Meanwhile, the righties love to bring up Obama’s scary black pastor. But Jindal participated in an honest-to-God exorcism, which he claims cured a woman’s cancer. I mean, that’s just freaky!

And that’s just looking at the superficialities, which is all the media seems to concern itself with, anyway.

Yesterday, anti-government wackadoodle Grover Norquist called Obama “John Kerry with a tan”. Hey Grover--check out Jindal! He's even darker-skinned than Obama! Again, I don't have a problem with it, but those conservatives who keep throwing Obama's race out like it's a negative should. I mean, if that's their reason for saying Obama can't be president, surely it's a reason Jindal shouldn't be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office, right? Unless it's just another case of IOKIYAR, of course. Nah, they'd never do that.

Plus, Jindal is funny looking. He is, look at him!

You know, McCain is pretty dang old, and you can tell this campaign has been hard on him. He's aged visibly during this campaign, and I really question his physical fitness to fulfill the duties of President. His health is an issue, I don’t care how many times he trots his poor aging mother before the television cameras. You can just look at him and see it. So, a Jindal as Veep could matter.

But if all of Obama’s supposed negatives are a positive in Jindal, doesn’t that just show how phony and shallow all of the arguments against a President Obama really are? Doesn't that just prove that the only problem they have with Obama is that he's a Democrat? That it's all just partisan hackery? Sure it does.