"That's foolish talk." That is how Chris Matthews described what Bobby Jindal, governor of one of my favorite states,Louisiana, was saying about the stimulus package on "Meet The Press" on Sunday. Unless you have been on another planet for the past few days, I am sure you have heard by now that Jindal and some other republican governors are refusing to take some of the stimulus money. A move so breathtakingly stupid that you really have to wonder if these clowns live in some kind of parallel universe. Bobby, I am quite familiar with your fine state, I have a personal connection to it, and I am here to tell you that you can use the money. I know that you have national political ambitions, and that you want to grandstand and show that you can stare down the O man to all your republican pals nationwide. But there are some unemployed people in Louisiana who could use some of that money, and your obligation is to them, not partisan republicans nationwide. Where I am from that's called "cutting off your nose to spite your face". Hey field, we are going to give you that Audi R-8 5.2 you always wanted. Nah, I don't think I will take it, it has a Bang & Olufsen sound system and I wanted the Burmester. Bobby, trust me on this one, do like your republican colleagues in Florida and California and take the money. The way things look from here you don't eat too much, but there are plenty folks in your state who can't afford to miss a meal.
The next "foolish talker" is one Jim Bunning. (What the hell has gotten into republican senators lately?) This genius actually told a group of supporters that Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader-Ginsberg should die in nine months from her pancreatic cancer. "Bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from.." This, apparently, was reason enough for his supporters to hold out hope to get a conservative judge on the bench, soon. Here is a news flash for you Jim: the president who will be making that selection is one Barack Hussein Obama, so not only are you an insensitive jerk, but you are an ignorant one as well.
And finally, there is Alan Keyes. There are people who talk foolish and do foolish things, but we don't mind them living among us, the sane. Not my friend Alan, who --and I mean this sincerely--should be locked away in an insane asylum far far away from the rest of us.