‘Kissing Congressman’ An ‘Embarrassment’ Says Lousiana Governor
Governor Bobby Jindal says Vance McAllister, the Louisiana congressman who was seen kissing a staffer on video is an “embarrassment” and should step down. Roll Call reports that Jindal made his remarks while campaigning in Iowa. Hmm, Jindal in Iowa–but that’s another story.
Look, he originally made the right decision when he decided not to run for reelection,” Jindal told CQ Roll Call during a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “I said he should have stepped down at the time. I think he’s making a mistake, I think he should, I think he should’ve stuck to his original decision and not go back inside to try to run again. I think it’d be better for him, he said he wanted some time for privacy and to spend that time with his family, I think that’d be a good thing for him to do.”
“I think it’s been an embarrassment to him, the district, and the state,” Jindal added.
Jeff Allen August 11th, 2014 at 8:26 am
Litmus test…If you are willing to lie to your soulmate, you’ll tell your constituents ANYTHING. Find a new career Vance.
Dwendt44 August 11th, 2014 at 12:19 pm
That also explains why a politician suddenly ‘gets religion’ about the time they decide to run for office.
Jeff Allen August 11th, 2014 at 4:08 pm
I think that’s too broad a generalization, however, many cases bear out just that. A “sinning politician” will seek refuge in the forgiveness of the church BUT…and this is the part that they don’t get, receiving forgiveness does not mean business as usual on the legislative front. A public servant is handed the mantle of the public trust. How can a constituency believe that a person who carelessly tosses aside the most sacred contract two people can have has the best interests of people he/she has never met?
Carla Akins August 11th, 2014 at 8:36 am
I’ll agree, it’s an embarrassment but Jindal should be plenty used to that emotion by now.
Budda August 11th, 2014 at 9:11 am
Jindal is in Iowa? Guess everything is just hunkie-dorie in Louisiana.
Guy Lauten August 11th, 2014 at 9:57 am
“I think it’s been an embarrassment to him, the district, and the state,”
Not to mention the GOP, huh Bobby?
Hey Reince… How’s that “re-branding” thingy workin’ for ya’?
arc99 August 11th, 2014 at 10:53 am
My beef is with politicians who solicit votes with the “family values” spiel but in their private lives, practice the same sins they rail against.
Otherwise, a politician’s private life is just that, private and none of our business. All that matters is how he does his job. FDR, Eisienhower and Jack Kennedy were hardly paragons of virtue in the marital fidelity department. I would take a person like any of them for any elective office over Jindahl in a fraction of a heartbeat
eaglesfanintn August 11th, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Here in the great state of Tennessee, we have a GOP congressional candidate that has had affairs with his patients (he’s a doctor), he’s encouraged his wife and mistress to have abortions. And, of course, he’s running on the “family values” theme.
Bunya August 11th, 2014 at 1:34 pm
That’s why I thought it was pretty nervy for the GOP to judge Anthony Weiner, but were quick to overlook the sins of David “Diaperman” Vitter. Funny, all the “family values” republicans have to do to gain redemption is tell his constituents (only after he’s caught in the act, of course) that “God forgave him”.
Lwayno August 11th, 2014 at 12:12 pm
What about Senator Whoremonger? Family Values MN??
BanditBasheert August 11th, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Vitter? Who was embraced and re-elected by his constituents after being diapered by hookers?
It’s Louisiana for heaven’s sake.
Lwayno August 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Was that Sen. Vitter or Ted “Dirty Diapers” Nugent??
viva_democracy August 11th, 2014 at 2:15 pm
Kissing bad. Hookers good. The Republican way.
tiredoftea August 11th, 2014 at 9:51 pm
It’s the clearest demonstration of the right’s belief of the power of the free market, after all!
neworleans878 August 11th, 2014 at 1:25 pm
Jindal should step down. He’ f*cking the entire state and everyone in it.
Ol Blue August 11th, 2014 at 1:34 pm
“……….said he wanted some time for privacy and to spend that time with his family,……” Family time must have been a little too uncomfortable for the hypocrite.
viva_democracy August 11th, 2014 at 2:14 pm
But not Vitter. Mkaaaayyyyyy!
tiredoftea August 11th, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Umm, Bobby, fucking an entire state is actually worse than what Rep. McAllister did.