Over on Jindalisbad.com, I showed where Bobby Jindal claimed that most of Louisiana’s ethics problems nationwide are because of a “perception” problem then because of “reality” (even though he campaigned against the “corrupt crowd” and had all these grand plans to solve Louisiana’s ethics problems). Now, Jindal’s deputy chief of staff is also discussing fixing the perception of unethical behavior instead of actually solving the problem of unethical behavior.
He said that:
one of Jindal’s goals is to do away with the perception around the country that Louisiana is corrupt
It seems to me that the best way to solve the perception that we are corrupt is to stop being corrupt. But no, in order to do that, Bobby Jindal would have to push for things like campaign finance reform that eliminates corporate contributions to political candidates. However, if he did that, it would make it harder for him to raise funds for his next election. And we all know that Bobby Jindal is not going to push for any legislation that makes life harder for him. And it seems as if he doesn’t want to solve any actual corruption problems in the state. He just wants to make it so that states don’t perceive us as being corrupt without taking the actual steps to solve corruption. So much for “we can change, we must change, we will change”. I guess the appropriate response to that is… the more things change the more they say the same. Pick your cliche’, but the bottom line is that Jindal is not serious on ethics reform and it disgusts me to hear the people who backed him so strongly in the election are now seeing the light… too little too late.