|"I'm sorry what's unconstitutional?"|
One of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature accomplishments, a private school tuition voucher program, was ruled unconstitutional by a Louisiana judge Friday, the Associated Press reports:
State Judge Tim Kelley said Friday that the program improperly diverts money allocated through Louisiana’s public school funding formula to private schools. He also said it unconstitutionally diverts local tax dollars to private schools.
Kelley ruled in a lawsuit backed by teacher unions and school boards seeking to shut down the voucher program and other changes that would funnel more money away from traditional public schools.
Well this is good news for the children of Louisiana at least, though of course Jindal is planning to appeal the ruling, which in my opinion makes this statement of his about the rebranding that Republicans need to do going forward ridiculous:
Stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican party that talks like adults. It's time for us to articulate our plans and visions for America in real terms. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. Enough of that.
Well I've got news for Jindal, if he wants his party to STOP being the "stupid party" than supporting the teaching of superstitious drivel to schoolchildren in lieu of actual science is certainly NOT the way to accomplish that feat.
Remember THIS was the type of "science" textbooks being offered in some of the schools that would be supported by this voucher system.
That one always cracks me up.
P.S. Just on a personal note I am one of those people who has NO freaking idea why people think that Bobby Jindal is a good politician or even how he got elected Governor in the first place. He ALWAYS seems seems strangely uncomfortable and not terribly bright.
I have heard him give speeches, listened as he answered questions, and watched as others tossed accolades in his direction. But I simply don't see it.