Well, Jindal's Louisiana story was that of fiction, depending who you believe. In the end, he did not come up smelling like a rose, but the opposite.
Remember that story Bobby Jindal told in his big speech Tuesday night — about how during Katrina, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with a local sheriff who was battling government red tape to try to rescue stranded victims?
Turns out it wasn’t actually, you know, true.
But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politico that in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone “days later.” The spokeswoman said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, was being interviewed about the incident at the time.
This is no minor difference. Jindal’s presence in Lee’s office during the crisis itself was a key element of the story’s intended appeal, putting him at the center of the action during the maelstrom. Just as important, Jindal implied that his support for the sheriff helped ensure the rescue went ahead. But it turns out Jindal wasn’t there at the key moment, and played no role in making the rescue happen.
Politicians, no wonder folks are cynical. Jindal did not have to take a simple story like this and jack it up to make himself look good. In fact, have the Republicans learned anything in regards to Katrina? Folks put scowls on their faces for the memory because it was the Republican President who played politics while folks were literally dying there. Tip to Republicans, "Let Katrina GO. You won't score any points on that topic, PERIOD."
The lie, here: