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David Vitter

Bobby Jindal's record doesn't match his credentials

Bobby Jindal's record doesn't match his credentials

More than a dozen years ago, a young aspiring politician stopped by my office for a 45-minute chat. He was dazzling. That was Bobby Jindal, an Indian-American son of immigrants, Rhodes Scholar, top health official in Louisiana in his 20s, who held a major post in the George W. Bush administration at 30. With a winning smile, comfortable manner and sharp intellect, he had future written all over him. He was elected to Congress and twice governor of Louisiana. He's now a Republican candidate for president; none has more impressive credentials. Yet today he's the most unpopular politician in Louisiana, trailing even President Barack Obama. He barely registers in any presidential...

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