LouisianaVoice is initiating its very own Birther Campaign, Louisiana style.
A group affectionately (or derisively, depending upon your perspective) tagged as birthers has worked itself up into such a lather over the past four years trying to prove that President Barrack Obama was born in Kenya and not America, that to expand the argument to our state and our governor just seemed to be the thing to do.
Before we get too far into this and just so we’re clear, we should point out that unlike the real birthers, we are not claiming he was born somewhere other than the U.S. This is purely tongue-in-cheek and not intended to be taken seriously. But we thought it might be a nice topic to kick around during the morning coffee break. Call it a slow news day.
In both 2008 and 2012, when Piyush Jindal took the oath of office as governor of Louisiana, he began his oath of office with the words, “I, Bobby Jindal….”
Moreover, the official ballot printed by the Secretary of State last fall lists “Bobby Jindal” as the Republican candidate for governor.
Bobby Jindal was the only Republican and the only Jindal among the 10 candidates for governor last October.
The problem with all that is there is no such person as “Bobby Jindal.”
His name is Piyush.
He chose Bobby as his name from the character on the TV sitcom The Brady Bunch, (which of course, begs the question of how could anyone who openly admits adopting his name from a character on The Brady Bunch possibly expect people to take him seriously?).
Though he obviously prefers Bobby over Piyush, he never had his name legally changed to Bobby.
His name is still Piyush.
His paychecks are made out to Piyush Jindal, not Bobby.
There is no Bobby Jindal.
Ergo, when he qualified to run and was listed on the Secretary of State’s slate of candidates as Bobby, he was committing fraud of sorts—seeking office under an assumed name.
If John Jones runs for office but lists his name when he qualifies and subsequently on the ballot as Richard Jones and he wins, is John Jones or Richard Jones the new officer holder? Our guess would be neither: John Jones was not on the ballot and it was not Richard Jones who qualified to run.
So, as this guy Jindal loves to say, two things:
Piyush Jindal did not qualify nor was he ever elected;
There is no one with the legal name Bobby Jindal.
So, say hello to Gov. Jay Dardenne.