Friday, April 03, 2009

Governor Bobby Jindal to speak at Centenary College on Thur, Ap 23, at 5 pm, Whited Room

"Bobby Jindal will be at Centenary on Thursday, April 23rd at 5pm," writes Caroline Cottingham. "He will be speaking in the Whited Room. He has come before, a few months ago. Last time he did not announce his visit until the day of, preventing those who don't agree with his policies from organizing or attending to speak out against him. Instead, the college contacted only students and pro-Jindal locals, giving him a crowd too faithful to his agenda to actually question his policies. Due to his cuts in education, arts, healthcare, and non-profit funding (and his anti-gay beliefs) he is very unpopular with a lot of people in town, and I would love to help get the word out about his visit so that locals can confront him to question these policies."

Jindal has made headlines by opposing stimulus money. But in searching the web I'm not finding his rationale for his proposed state budget cuts. He's probably coming to the college to offer his justification for cuts in the arts development budget and related issues.
Or maybe he's dropping by to raise more money for his political aspirations. Regardless, I'd like to be there.

One would hope the media would strap on some courage and try to question him on budget issues. Does he seem to care more about trumpeting the Republican line than analyzing the particularities and needs of the Bayou State?

Maybe the Times will editorially call for the governor to explain his budget priorities on the occasion of his visit.

Maybe the task of questioning the governor will fall to concerned citizens.


Matt Blanchard said...

I'm a student at Centenary and I strongly disagree with Governor Jindal's policies. I, along with several other students, am organizing a protest for when Jindal is due to speak. Anyone wanting to join is welcome. Contact me if you'd like to participate or post something about it. My email is

Robert E Trudeau said...

Thanks, Matt! I plan to join you. Will be happy to correspond and help plan Questions for Jindal. Buzz me at

. said...

i'm happy to join you also.
bobby's jihad against education, social services, unemployment aid, the stimulus, and the arts is as bad for louisiana as bush has been for the u.s. - and jindal is more dangerous because he can actually construct a sentence.

Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

...a sentence of monosyllabic words...