Both different political philosophies, obviously. If you gave me a choice between Jindal or Obama, I would vote Jindal every time and not think twice.
However, despite his campaigning on transparency and a "new day" in Baton Rouge (much like Obama/Pelosi in 2008 promising the same thing in Washington, D.C.), not much has changed in that aspect. The Jindal Administration operates in a manner of arrogance towards anyone who might pose even reasonable questions about their policies.
I don't think Jindal/Obama are alone in this. Like your last statement, I think this is what politics has become. You now have the influence of consultant leeches for these politicians growing more each day.
These consultant types become personal attack dogs who really don't care about the truth, or about conservatism/liberalism/libertarianism/any ideology or principle. Many really don't have a genuine care for the future of Louisiana/United States and its taxpayers and people.
Rather, all they care about is their candidate's image winning...so that the gravy train continues, and they keep moving up the butt-kissing political ladder.
Gov. Jindal ran on ethics, transparency and reform of politics in Baton Rouge and state government...then 4 years later endorses Edwin Edwards's former right hand man for Senate President.
This post was edited on 4/10 at 2:14 pm