Oh Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Why do you still try to talk at people? Don’t you remember the last time you had an audience, when you skulked around corners in your haunted mansion to give the hilarious response to the State of the Union, the unkind comparisons to Mr. Burns, and a skeleton, and Mr. Burns’s skeleton? Remember how everyone mocked you for trying to score cheap political points on spending money on — get this haw haw! — volcano monitoring about five seconds before that terrorist Iceland volcano shut down Europe? Because you are an asshole? Well apparently in addition to being an asshole, you are also super boring and not very self-aware and make people wait 45 minutes listening to you yammer about yourself and your transformative changes before you will let them eat their vittles, and everyone makes fun of you and people laugh.
The governor had also requested a 45-minute speaking slot, which he used to talk about everything from the failings of President Obama to his immigrant upbringing and the surprising wisdom of his father’s advice, to the free-market ways to clean up an oil spill, to his own tranformative changes to education policy.
Some people liked it.
Haha not really.
Others seemed less inspired. As the speech wore on, Jindal’s applause lines drew less and less of a response, and tables broke out into their own visible side conversations, while Jindal joked about how the vacuums used to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon spill were the same ones used to empty “port-o-potties after a football game on a Friday night.”
Dinner waited in the wings until he finished, right around the 45-minute mark.
“I can assure you that I will speak shorter than our prior speakers, because the food is here,” said State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos when he finally took to the podium, to laughs and cheers.
No, bring Bobby Jindal back! We want to hear more about his dad for five hours, and jokes about port-o-potties while people are waiting to eat. Mitt Romney should look no further, Bobby Jindal is the future of zzzzzzz. [CapitalNewYork]