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September 12, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
The first bit of rapid response among Republican presidential hopefuls came hours before the start of Monday's "tea party" debate in Tampa, as Rick Perry answered Tim Pawlenty's endorsement of Mitt Romney by announcing the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Jindal, once seen as a rising GOP star, said in a statement that Perry's "record on job creation simply cannot be beat. " "The 1 million jobs he's helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama's watch," said Jindal.
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April 17, 2013
Re "GOP aims to alter tone, not positions," April 13 I consider myself a moderate Republican, but after holding my nose and voting twice for George W. Bush and then for John McCain, I voted last November for Barack Obama. As summarized by the Bobby Jindal soundbite, I was tired of casting my lot with "the stupid party. " My vote for McCain, which could have made Sarah Palin vice president, was especially regrettable. The oft-repeated mantra by Republicans after their defeat last November is that there's a perception that the party is out of touch.
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NATIONAL
February 15, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
A hilariously sad e-mail is circulating nowadays proposing that members of Congress be required to wear colorful, logo-splattered uniforms like NASCAR drivers so that voters can know their corporate sponsors. So no surprise that the Republicans went out of town to find their official responder to President Obama's Feb. 24 address to a joint session of Congress: Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal.
NEWS
August 5, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
By selecting Bobby Jindal as his vice presidential running mate, Mitt Romney would be reaching for history, much as John McCain did four years ago. The Louisiana governor - born Piyush Jindal - would be the first Indian American ever to run for the White House on a major party ticket. But Jindal could not be more different from Sarah Palin, McCain's pick, who was the first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. While Palin was the antithesis of a policy wonk, Jindal, 41, is a former Rhodes scholar who made his name deep-diving into substantive issues like healthcare.
NEWS
January 3, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Rick Perry needs help to finish in the top tier in tonight's Iowa caucuses, so at a downtown event hours before the first ballots were to be cast, he called for some backup. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, viewed as a rising star in GOP political circles, introduced Perry to a room full of hundreds of insurance industry professionals and staff, and praised Perry's job-creation record in Texas and his leadership as governor. Jindal said the two had worked together through Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, as well as 2010's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and he contrasted Perry's experience with President Obama's.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2009 | Christi Parsons and Richard Fausset
President Obama came to the defense of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today, laughing off the crowd's resonant boos for the Republican official during a town hall meeting here. Obama laughed and offered some comfort to the Republican governor: Some days, he said, "I get that too." Although today wasn't quite that bad for Obama, he still got one very pointed question about the adequacy of federal aid to the hurricane-ravaged region and, outside the town hall meeting, some criticism about the length of his half-day visit to New Orleans, his first as president.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A start-up automobile company plans to assemble a new fuel-efficient car in Louisiana and employ an estimated 1,400 people once production starts, state and company officials announced. San Diego-based V-Vehicle Co. will take over a vacant plant in Monroe, Gov. Bobby Jindal said. Former Oracle Corp. executive Frank Varasano, who founded V-Vehicle in 2006, said the company has applied for $340 million in loans from the federal government. Company Vice President Horst Metz said production would begin in about 18 months.
OPINION
April 17, 2013
Re "GOP aims to alter tone, not positions," April 13 I consider myself a moderate Republican, but after holding my nose and voting twice for George W. Bush and then for John McCain, I voted last November for Barack Obama. As summarized by the Bobby Jindal soundbite, I was tired of casting my lot with "the stupid party. " My vote for McCain, which could have made Sarah Palin vice president, was especially regrettable. The oft-repeated mantra by Republicans after their defeat last November is that there's a perception that the party is out of touch.
NATIONAL
October 24, 2007 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
When Bobby Jindal lost his first Louisiana governor's race four years ago, some experts told him that white people here were not ready to elect a dark-skinned son of Indian immigrants. On Tuesday, as he dashed across the state in a victory caravan after his historic Saturday landslide win, Louisiana's Republican governor-elect had a message for his rural supporters: Thank you for proving the conventional political wisdom wrong.
OPINION
February 27, 2009
Re "'We will rebuild, we will recover,'" Feb. 25 If Obama wasn't a star before he delivered his speech Tuesday night, he is now. This man is amazing. He has grace, charm, intelligence and a sense of humor -- and he's a darn good politician. I get the distinct feeling that he reads those briefing books each night. It is reassuring. As a friend of mine who describes himself as a staunch Republican wrote me: "At long last I've lived to see a grown-up president. He grows before our very eyes."
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
One of Mitt Romney's top aides told reporters on Monday that the former Massachusetts governor has not yet decided on a running mate. With a foreign tour slated to begin next week and the nation's attention turning to the 2012 Olympics in London, there are few compelling reasons for Romney to announce the decision before August. Romney, who headed the 2002 Olympics Games in Salt Lake City, plans to attend the opening ceremonies in London next week before continuing on to Israel where he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
Here's a question: If you're a Democratic lawmaker holding a news conference, does it amount to "intimidation" if some Republicans who don't agree with you show up at said news conference? That, apparently, is the accusation that Louisiana's state House Democratic Caucus chairman, John Bel Edwards, has leveled against a few key aides to Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who showed up while Edwards was in the middle of a news conference in which he was denouncing the governor's conservative public school reform plan, according to the Baton Rouge, La., newspaper the Advocate.
NEWS
January 3, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Rick Perry needs help to finish in the top tier in tonight's Iowa caucuses, so at a downtown event hours before the first ballots were to be cast, he called for some backup. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, viewed as a rising star in GOP political circles, introduced Perry to a room full of hundreds of insurance industry professionals and staff, and praised Perry's job-creation record in Texas and his leadership as governor. Jindal said the two had worked together through Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, as well as 2010's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and he contrasted Perry's experience with President Obama's.
NEWS
September 12, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
The first bit of rapid response among Republican presidential hopefuls came hours before the start of Monday's "tea party" debate in Tampa, as Rick Perry answered Tim Pawlenty's endorsement of Mitt Romney by announcing the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Jindal, once seen as a rising GOP star, said in a statement that Perry's "record on job creation simply cannot be beat. " "The 1 million jobs he's helped create as governor is a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs lost on President Obama's watch," said Jindal.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, President Obama recommitted the nation to repairing the Gulf Coast as the region's fragile recovery hangs in balance and his popularity sags after the BP oil spill. Obama underscored the optimism and frustration in New Orleans, a city that shows signs of renewal despite lingering devastation. Residents worry the nation will leave them behind, fatigued by the one-two punch of the hurricane and oil spill. Obama seemed intent on convincing them otherwise.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2009 | Christi Parsons and Richard Fausset
President Obama came to the defense of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today, laughing off the crowd's resonant boos for the Republican official during a town hall meeting here. Obama laughed and offered some comfort to the Republican governor: Some days, he said, "I get that too." Although today wasn't quite that bad for Obama, he still got one very pointed question about the adequacy of federal aid to the hurricane-ravaged region and, outside the town hall meeting, some criticism about the length of his half-day visit to New Orleans, his first as president.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
Here's a question: If you're a Democratic lawmaker holding a news conference, does it amount to "intimidation" if some Republicans who don't agree with you show up at said news conference? That, apparently, is the accusation that Louisiana's state House Democratic Caucus chairman, John Bel Edwards, has leveled against a few key aides to Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who showed up while Edwards was in the middle of a news conference in which he was denouncing the governor's conservative public school reform plan, according to the Baton Rouge, La., newspaper the Advocate.
NATIONAL
February 25, 2009 | James Oliphant and Richard Simon
Following President Obama's call Tuesday evening for a return to fiscal responsibility, Republicans responded -- by demanding the country return to a policy of fiscal responsibility. If that sounds like the two parties are on the same page at last, the GOP's actual message -- expressed most directly by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in the party's official response to Obama's speech -- was that the party was prepared to oppose the president's economic program at almost every turn.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A start-up automobile company plans to assemble a new fuel-efficient car in Louisiana and employ an estimated 1,400 people once production starts, state and company officials announced. San Diego-based V-Vehicle Co. will take over a vacant plant in Monroe, Gov. Bobby Jindal said. Former Oracle Corp. executive Frank Varasano, who founded V-Vehicle in 2006, said the company has applied for $340 million in loans from the federal government. Company Vice President Horst Metz said production would begin in about 18 months.
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