For John, BLUF: . Nothing to see here; just move along.
Just now, on Fox News, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced for President. He will, of course, be running as a Republican, one of 457 in the race.
Earlier today, writing in the Federalist, Mr Ben Domenech talked about "Why Bobby Jindal Is Very Problematic". The sub-headline says it all:
Because identifying as things is good, unless what you identify as is an American.Governor Bobby Jindal identifies as an American, through and through.
But, some see that as a failing.♠ Here Mr Domenech gives us an extract from an article in The Washington Post. The tone is that Governor Jindal is somehow less that he should be because he has "assimilated", and likes it.
“As a child, he announced he wanted to go by the name Bobby, after a character in “The Brady Bunch.” He converted from Hinduism to Christianity as a teen and was later baptized a Catholic as a student at Brown University — making his devotion to Christianity a centerpiece of his public life. He and his wife were quick to say in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2009 that they do not observe many Indian traditions — although they had two wedding ceremonies, one Hindu and one Catholic. He said recently that he wants to be known simply as an American, not an Indian American. “There’s not much Indian left in Bobby Jindal,” said Pearson Cross, a political science professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who is writing a book on the governor.”Yes, I like Gov Bobby Jindal.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit for the the article from The Federalist.
Regards — Cliff