Video Roundup: Bobby Jindal Takes His Licks
Maybe the Republicans had planned all along for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to blunder his big rebuttal after Barack Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday night. After all, that video has gotten way more play than anything Obama actually said during his speech, right? Below, we look at the five best videos related to Jindal's televised bumbling. Dare we say they've gone "viral"?
My Pet Goat
In case you missed it, here is the gist of Jindal's speech. It wouldn't be so bad if his cadence didn't sound like he was talking to a group of school children. Of course, that led some astute YouTuber to this accurate comparison…
The Muppets Take the GOP
Most people *cough*JIMMY FALLON*cough* like to compare Jindal's speech to that of the Appalachian page Kenneth from 30 Rock. Which is a really unfair characterization. Jack McBrayer is way less simplistic. A better comparison is with everyone's favorite green froggie. We're just waiting for him to sing, "It's not easy being the last hope for diversity in the GOP."
FNC Pulls On Collar, Sweats
Suffice it to say, Jindal's rebuttal to the "socialist" economic stimulus plan laid out by our president on Tuesday night did not go over so well. Like, "even Fox News can't come up with a good way of spinning this"-bad. Rush Limbaugh found some positive things to say, but then again, Jindal isn't a chick.
Even funnier than Jindal's yokelish jabbering was MSNBC's giddy reaction to it. From Chris Matthews muttering "oh god" when Bobby walked up, to Rachel Maddow babbling, to Keith Olbermann giggling uncontrollably, these three were happier than they've ever been (including on November 4th).
Jindal Defends Sex Addicts
Sorry, that "gee golly" routine that Jindal perfected earlier this week doesn't sound colloquial when he's defending repeat sex offenders.