I love everything I see and hear about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. I don't know him that well yet because he only gets national media coverage when something extraordinary happens, but still, I'm impressed. Check out his description of how conservative principles are rebuilding Louisiana. Here are the effects:
The rest of the country is starting to take notice. Citing strong fiscal management, three major credit-rating agencies -- Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch -- recently upgraded Louisiana's bond ratings. The Center for Public Integrity noted that Louisiana's new governmental ethics laws regarding legislative disclosure will increase our ranking to first in the country, from 44th. For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranked LSU in the top tier of its list of America's Best Colleges. And Forbes magazine increased its growth-prospects ranking for Louisiana to 17th from 45th.
Maybe Obama should consider some of Jindal's successes while he's trying to figure out how to "rebuild" America after Hurricane Bush.