Missed this. Bobby Jindal was re-elected governor of Louisiana yesterday, dominating the primary so thoroughly — in a Democrat-dominated state — that they are skipping the general election. The reason?
Within months of taking office, he won approval for laws prohibiting public officials from holding state contracts and requiring them to disclose information about their personal finances.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune endorsed Jindal for re- election this month for those efforts as well as for his management of hurricanes, including Ida in 2009 and Lee in 2011, and the 2010 BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jindal has cut taxes and supported outsourcing government services to private companies. Louisiana’s jobless rate of 7.2 percent ranks below the national average of 9.1 percent.
Competent governing. Good economy. It’s a recipe. Of course, to the Keynesians, the real reason Louisiana is doing well is because Hurricane Katrina broke so many windows, stimulating the economy.