Consider the following timeline:
February 2009: "Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.," said Bobby Jindal, while deriding as "wasteful spending the "$140 million" [allocated] for something called 'volcano monitoring.'"
March 2009: Alaska's Mount Redoubt, 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupts. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Redoubt, was "very high on our list" of volcanoes that needed increased scrutiny.
Today: Tropical Storm Isaac forces Jindal, who was set to deliver a major convention speech on Wednesday, to cancel his plans and remain in Louisiana, as God continues to teach Jindal a lesson about the importance of taxpayer funded early warning systems.
Presumably, Jindal relied on his own private intuition, not the National Hurricane Center, to figure out that he was needed at home. Government monitoring agencies: he didn't build those. He just wanted to defund them.
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