Friday, February 27, 2009

News Flash: Politicians Lie!

And Bobby Jindal is a politician. Tuesday night his lips were moving, so . . . .

Looks like the game is up.
Remember that story Bobby Jindal told in his big speech Tuesday night -- about how during Katrina, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with a local sheriff who was battling government red tape to try to rescue stranded victims?
Turns out it wasn't actually, you know, true.
Jindal had described being in the office of Sheriff Harry Lee "during Katrina," and hearing him yelling into the phone at a government bureaucrat who was refusing to let him send volunteer boats out to rescue stranded storm victims, because they didn't have the necessary permits. Jindal said he told Lee, "that's ridiculous," prompting Lee to tell the bureaucrat that the rescue effort would go ahead and he or she could arrest both Lee and Jindal.
But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politico that in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone "days later."

Thanks to LaNewsLink

5 comments:

  1. Of all the lies that night, and you pick the one Jindal told? I don't like it either that Jindal flat out lied, but maybe he thought he was supposed to stick to the theme BO set.

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  2. He's our governor, personally I think it does matter that he present himself well.
    I have no hopes at the national leve.

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  3. Here's an update from Politico which clarifies that it wasn't a lie.

    Politico is sometimes less than accurate.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0209/Jindal_aide_Story_was_set_after_Katrina.html?showall

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  4. Oh, and anything from Daily Kos is suspect.

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