The GOP’s boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby Jindalhas had it with this ‘Bama fellow (he doubts for not a moment that ‘Bama has ever been to ‘Bama), who for some reason, is not sending money to Bobby Jindal fast enough. Jindal has taken to writing letters to his parents whining for more allowance:
“Unfortunately, your limited declaration does not provide for reimbursement of expenses that the state is taking to prepare for the storm,” Jindal said in his letter.
So what did ‘Bamz do?
President Obama on Monday declared a state of emergency for Louisiana, which is expected to be in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The action by Obama makes federal funding to the state available immediately, but Jindal said it “only provides for direct federal assistance” and doesn’t “provide for reimbursement of expenses that the state is taking to prepare for the storm.”
So in the best style of LA politician, Jindal wants the disaster money up front, probably so he can pay David Vitter’s hooker bill:
“The State’s expenditures for emergency protective measures are already approximately $8,000,000 and exceed the State of Louisiana’s threshold when making a request for a major disaster declaration,” the letter continued.
That’s a lotta Pampers, Dave, but whatevs. What else does Bubba have to say?
“A core responsibility of the federal government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens when threatened,” Jindal concludes in the letter. “This disaster declaration will help ensure that we best protect life and property in our state.”
Always be protecting the “property” Bubba! Your paymasters at BP appreciate these small touches.
Jindal, as you may recall, is fighting the scourge of socialism in his bottom-tier state and has rejected help from the Federal Government because like Scarlet O’Hara he’ll never be hungry again, or something. Anyway, he keeps turning down free Ameros from ‘Bamz to do something about healthcare in his state, and he’s given tax dollars to the Xristian Xrazies to teach the children of Louisiana that Jeebus rode a dinosaur but now he WANTS money to reimburse himself for the storm that is about to land.
It’s confusing, but it can best be summed up that small-gubmint Jindal wants some sweet, sweet big-gubmint tax dollars. So maybe government does some things right, eh Bobby?
(And as always our wishes and prayers–such as they are–go to the people who are in the path of this storm. Just because you have a jackass governor doesn’t mean you deserve Mother Nature pounding on your doors.)