By now you've no doubt formed your own opinon on Governor Jindal's comments in London.
If you haven't noticed, and perhaps Governor Jindal hasn't, Louisiana has a budget crisis. Coming from the governor's office itself is a projection of a $1.4-billion shortfall for the state budget in the coming year, and that deficit grows to almost $2-billion in 2017.
While Mr. Jindal is overseas making comments about Muslims designed to appeal to the political right, even fellow Republicans here at home are complaining about his lack of leadership on the budget issue. At a recent forum, three of four hopefuls for Mr. Jindal's job said if elected, they would immediately call a special session of the Legislature to tackle this crisis.
Governor Jindal’s final year as our governor should be a decisive victory lap of leadership on the state's critical issues. But you can't take a lap here when you're galavanting halfway around the world with your eyes on some other prize.
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