Published Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 | 12:13 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 | 3:12 p.m.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stunk up the Joint – I mean, stunk up the joint – last night with his response to President Obama’s speech to Congress. Given his first opportunity for a televised nationwide address, the hyper-folksy Jindal instead seemed like he was auditioning for a role in the stage revival of “Mayberry RFD.” In a 12-minute performance that could be titled "Pap-A-Palooza," Jindal took another shot at the high-speed rail line that would link Las Vegas to Anaheim, which to the Louisiana governor is actually “Disneyland,” all of it. I was expecting him to next criticize any government bailout of the American auto industry because, good golly, those cars might be used to transport people to Las Vegas. But the light-rail moment wasn’t where Jindal really went off the tracks. If you are a fan of “30 Rock” on NBC, you probably detected something eerily familiar in Jindal’s singsong delivery. So did Jason Linkis of The Huffington Post. Link here to see what I’m talking about.
Update on Wednesday afternoon: According to the Associated Press, a new Facebook group with the name "Bobby Jindal is Kenneth the Page" has drawn more than 1,800 friends by this afternoon.