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Old 10-21-2007, 08:54 PM
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New governor in Louisiana

Bobby Jindal's win: Village joy doubles on Dussehra
22 Oct 2007, 0035 hrs IST,TNN

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Republican Governor Bobby Jindal celebrates his win with wife Supriya in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday ( TOI Photo )

MALERKOTLA (SANGRUR): It was Dussehra but Sazida Colony here was celebrating for another reason as well. Bobby Jindal, who has his roots in this village, created history on Saturday when he was elected Governor of Louisiana, the first Indian-origin governor in the US.

In fact, the moment the news broke on television channels, Jindal's ancestral village in Khanpur erupted in celebrations, with relatives and friends distributing sweets and dancing bhangra to dhol beats. "Uncle (Bobby Jindal's father) called early in the morning to inform us about this historic win,"said Semi Jindal, son of late Bachna Ram Jindal, the younger brother of Jindal's father. After that call early Sunday morning, their phone has not stopped ringing.

An ecstatic Vijay Laxmi, Jindal's paternal aunt, said, "By becoming governor, Bobby has done the unthinkable. Who could have imagined an Indian would become the Governor of an American state?"

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:57 PM
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Well, lets hope he does better than the last one you guys had. She seemed like a nitwit.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
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Well, lets hope he does better than the last one you guys had. She seemed like a nitwit.
She was really a pretty good governor -- just not in a disaster situation. In most other respects she did pretty well by this state. Especially for education, which was her major focus coming into office.

In that respect, Jindal was really lucky NOT to have been elected 4 years ago. Blanco has laid a pretty good foundation for Jindal in the programs she promoted and also has set a very low performance bar in case of another emergency. Finally, this is the first election of term-limited politicians. So the legislature is going to undergo a serious power-shift. Jindal comes in riding one hell of a wave of good fortune.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:11 PM
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I guess all I know of the former governor was Katrina-related. Glad to hear she was otherwise pretty good.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:12 PM
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I wish him well.
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It's just amazing that a buncha bigoted redneck inbred racists would vote for a brown person.

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Yeah, I guess interracial power-sharing is still not a big thing in Louisiana, huh?
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It's just amazing that a buncha bigoted redneck inbred racists would vote for a brown person.

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Is that the demographic of the average voter in La ?

I'm thinking it isn't, or else the liar making the most promises for whatever appeals to those aforementioned folks, would have won.

Perhaps the ones that voted, are sick and tired of another run-of-the-mill politician*, and think that this guy is trustworthy.


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Old 10-21-2007, 09:41 PM
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It's just amazing that a buncha bigoted redneck inbred racists would vote for a brown person.

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A woman then a brown person? Someone spiked the boudin.
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A woman then a brown person? Someone spiked the boudin.
Ha! New campaign gimmick!

The folks here who offered a blanket condemnation of white southerners must be having a serious case of cognitive dissonance as they are awfully quiet.

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How many Blue states have brown governors?
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How many Blue states have brown governors?
I dunno but I'll bet they do, since pigmentation is paramount. I mean, the Jena 6 was obviously endemic racism -- they knew that was true because it should be--it matched what the media says must be the truth.
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A woman then a brown person? Someone spiked the boudin.
everyone became absinthe minded after drinking the water...
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His wife looks like a hottie.
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