July 19, 2008

Robbo Throws Down


This evening's family movie was Back To The Future II, surely the darkest of the BTTF series.

As we packed the Llama-ettes off to bed, we had a good laugh about what the creative types in 1985 thought the world of 2015 would look like - flying cars, hoverboards, etc. Somehow or other, the conversation turned to politics and I suddenly found myself in a face-off with the eight year old over who was going to be president then.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I'll disclose to all of you that in a fit of bravura I put a fiver on Bobby Jindal. I confess that I may not have the timing right (although I certainly wasn't going to admit that to the gel), but from what I can sense, that man is going to be a major force in national politics some time in the future.

So - whaddaya think?

Posted by Robert at July 19, 2008 09:15 PM | TrackBack

On the surface, I am all for him but... let's see how he does in cleaning up LA politics.
I know, I know, it is really usual for us to cling on to a man of his ethnicity. After all, the last thing we can possibly want is to be labeled racist... That is a death knell so, we look for national candidates that will tell an ethnic story of America.
Isn't that exactly why privledged Obama is where he is today? on his "priviedged story?"

My friends, I went from a private high school in Hawaii to the Ivy leagues. My white mother paid for my high school education but then, I got on the gravy train and... A scholarship student all the way; the taxpayers have paid for the message I bring you today and, my wife has had even greater advantages to higher education than your children could ever imagine due to the color of her skin...

What if a white man were more than able to work the problems that a very young Bobby Jindal is trying to work?
My collie says:
He wouldn't have a chance in hell.

Posted by: Babs at July 20, 2008 12:59 AM

I think 2012 may be a bit too early for Jindal. I'd put the fiver on 2016, though.

Posted by: jen at July 20, 2008 11:18 AM


Posted by: TC Lynch at July 20, 2008 04:36 PM

He wrote an interesting article on exorcism a few years back.


It was brought up in the Louisiana governor's race to "embarrass" him, but given the oddity of Louisiana's spiritual landscape, it hardly caused a stir.

Posted by: The Abbot at July 20, 2008 04:37 PM

Is it even possible for one to be embarrassed in LA. politics? When one of your supporters' slogan is "Vote for the crook, it's important" I think embarrassment is out the window.

And Jindal looks promising, but he'll need a few years of seasoning.

Posted by: rbj at July 21, 2008 09:50 AM