Posted on dimanche 21 octobre 2007
Qui vient d’élire un nouveau gouverneur qui n’a pas l’air mal du tout. Fils d’émigrés d’Inde, Bobby Jindal a l’intention de s’attaquer à la corruption qui a fait le malheur de la Louisiane et dont les conséquences ont été particulièrement catastrophiques avec le désastre de Katrina. Bon courage !
At 36, he has a resume that should place him closer to retirement than to yet another career. A Rhodes Scholar, Jindal was accepted to the medical and law schools of both Harvard and Yale (though he attended neither). While still in his 20s, he served as president of the University of Louisiana System and as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He successfully reformed Louisiana’s Medicaid program and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004.
Et de son programme :
He wants to make lawmakers fully disclose their finances — income, assets and debts. He also wants to forbid legislators from serving as lobbyists or consultants while in office and to prevent people from serving in government and doing business with government at the same time.
Jindal’s tough-love approach to the business of government stems from his belief that Louisiana is at a now-or-never point in its history. If the state doesn’t get its programs straightened out, the Big Easy, for one, may go down hard and Louisiana may never recover.
What happens here also affects the rest of the country, as Louisiana is home to a third of the nation’s petrochemical industry. As a port and entry point to the Mississippi River, the state is also crucial to distribution of 40 percent of the nation’s natural gas and 20 percent of its imported crude oil. A third of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is harvested off the Louisiana coast.