Bobby Jindal Continues to Struggle With State of the Union Responses

OK, it’s not quite like the last time. But it is an unfortunate typo.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants a conservative alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
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Matt Berman
Jan. 20, 2015, 2:35 p.m.

When many people think about the curse of State of the Uni­on re­sponses, they think of Louisi­ana Gov. Bobby Jin­dal’s 2009 of­fi­cial GOP tele­vised re­sponse to Pres­id­ent Obama’s ad­dress to a joint ses­sion of Con­gress. That re­sponse, which you can watch be­low if you’re really in the mood, was re­ceived poorly. Like, really poorly.

But even after that, Jin­dal, who is eye­ing a po­ten­tial 2016 pres­id­en­tial run, isn’t eas­ing up on State of the Uni­on com­ment­ary. And it’s still not go­ing par­tic­u­larly well.

It’s nev­er the greatest when, in bash­ing your polit­ic­al op­pon­ent for be­ing pre­dict­ably simple and one-note, you make the easi­est of gram­mat­ic­al er­rors. It’s a tweet, and even though it’s one that’s already get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion, it’ll al­most def­in­itely be for­got­ten by the end of the week. But it just adds to the le­gend that is Bobby Jin­dal’s poor State of the Uni­on luck.

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