Bobby Jindal at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night
So now that he is no longer governor and now that his presidential aspirations are in the dumpster (for the time being, at least, because his ego will not let him ride off into the sunset), it appears that Bobby Jindal may be embarking on a new career as a White House correspondent which is as close as he will ever get to the White House.
Of course, he has written nearly as many op-eds devoid of substance as Jeff Sadow and is almost as familiar on Fox News as Bill O’Reilly, so perhaps he fancies himself as a real-life correspondent. We wondered why he showed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night. We later learned that he has apparently jumped Fox in favor of writing essays for CNN. Not that his defection would be a great loss to Fox.
A more believable explanation would be that CNN simply lost a bet with Fox News.
Unfortunately for Jindal, he generated about as much interest at the dinner as he did in Iowa while campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. While many in the audience were targeted in one-liners from President Barack Obama, Louisiana’s erstwhile chief executive was never acknowledged.
The wistful look on his face says he still thinks he deserves to be the one at the dais in 2017. At least he didn’t try to give a Republican response to Obama’s stand-up routine.
For that, Republicans everywhere can be thankful.