Bobby Jindal Dodged A Bullet In '08
He might be a young, callowreligious nutball with an unhealthy testicle fixation, but Bobby Jindal is not dumb! This spring when everybody was cold speculatin' about whether he'd be selected for Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Bobby Jindal was busy slowly backing away from the tragic band of idiots known as the McCain campaign.
All the way over in Louisiana, Jindal could smell the fragrant stink of doom wafting off these people:
Jindal was approached by McCain forces to gauge his interest in the vice presidency and told them he was not interested in being vetted due to his desire to continue on with his current job, to which he was elected just one year ago.
While the official reason that Jindal took his name out of contention was his lack of a desire to leave the Louisiana governorship, there was also real trepidation within his political inner circle that Jindal might wind up as the pick -- McCain was attracted to his comprehensive health-care knowledge -- and be caught up in what they believed to be a less-than-stellar campaign that could pin a loss on Jindal without much ability to change or control the direction of the contest.
So now Jindal can run for President in 2012, free of the taint of the last election's failure, and ready to chart his own bold path as a loser in his own right.
Jindal: Never Vetted for VP [The Fix]