The “State of the Union” speech last night from the President wasn’t anything unexpected. Those that have been paying attention could have probably written the speech. I was much more interested in seeing Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana. I’ve read about him in the National Review, but I’d never actually heard him speak. Verdict: fairly impressive. His speech was a bit clipped and he looked to be a bit nervous, but all in all, impressive. This guy is only 37 years old, remember. The content wasn’t anything surprising either, but was upbeat and made no bones about it: we’re the loyal opposition, and we’re going to call you on things when we see ’em.
I read from various sources that Governor Jindal is usually much more impressive than he was last night, though. I watched this morning’s appearance on the Today Show, and I agree.
Wow. This might be the Great Young Hope for the Republican Party. Way, way too early to tell either way, but I like the little I’ve seen. I’m going to keep my eyes on this guy over the next few years, and cross my fingers.