Thursday, November 26, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3076, November 26th, 2015



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Fifty years ago yesterday, Arlo Guthrie was helping a friend haul garbage. There were some complications so to speak. However they turned into an iconic song that is known world wide.
in many families as well as radio stations, it has become a Thanksgiving tradition. 
Tonight George Graham on WVIA FM's "Mixed Bag" presents the song after 8pm.
To get a true frame of reference on the tune, check out this link that tells the whole story of "Alice's Restaurant".

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3075, November 25th, 2015

Outgoing County Manager Bob Lawton. (Photo: Citizen's Voice).
So last night the Luzerne County Council had their long anticipated meeting on the budget, the proposed loan to make payroll and the fate of County Manager Bob Lawton. You needed a scorecard to keep up.
A few thoughts. First off the Council reversed itself and voted to get a loan to get it through the year. The people in the room burst into applause. Most of the people there spoke about the need for continuation of county services, especially those mandated by the state.
Rick Morelli then sent a motion to the floor to fire Robert Lawton. But then realizing he did not have the votes withdrew it. Here’s why:
Morelli might have been able to do this a few years ago when he was Chairman. After Tim McGinlrey’s tenure, Morelli could have built a coalition with the anti Lawton people. He didn’t and when he finally decided to make a move, those who wanted him to do it previously pulled out their long memories.
So the Council instead of firing Lawton put a reprimand in his file for not keeping them informed of the machinations involved to keep the county’s lights on.
Again..too little, too late. If those on Council had a problem with Lawton, it should have documented. Shooting off one’s mouth at a meeting or on the radio or in letters to the editor is pointless. I guarantee if the Brominski backed team of Giamber, Heffernan and Ciaruffoli-Taffera won, there would be enough documentation (if warranted) to remove the Manager. But some members on Council knew that Lawton, even as an “at will” employee, could make the case that there were no documented performance warnings.
Today Lawton resigned but said he’d stay on until the end of the year. Word on the street says that a few Council members might have approached the Manager and suggested the move so as not to have a blemish on his resume. Maybe. But Lawton doesn’t seem to be the type of guy to really buy that sort of thing. After all, his resume was pulled apart before he got here.
There needs to be someone to take over the job when he does leave who can transition the county for at least a year. We don’t need a search committee, a parade of interviewees and all that. A normal Council maybe might be able to deal with that, but there are too many drama queens on Council who will make this process a joke.
My picks would be Dave Pedri, the County Solicitor, Gerry Cross from the Pennsylvania Economy League or Tom Pribula who is working for the City of Hazleton. Cross is set in his position but is smart and reasonable. Pribula should have stayed on but someone (and we all know who) put a bug in Lawton’s ear and poisoned the well for him. Why he’d even consider it would be beyond me. But hey, we have a new Controller so who knows!
So there’s all that but let’s talk about leadership. Even a seventh grade current events student might understand this. Why the Council couldn’t is a mystery to me.
The state has had a budget impasse since July. There has been no funding, except of course for the state employees. 80 per cent of the County budget for Human Services and Court costs come from….wait for it, the State! Why Council never made notice of this is incredible. 
Blame Lawton all you want but there is an element on Council that reminds me of the Republicans in Washington. They’d rather tear down government rather than build it up. The Interim Manager has to do a Paul Ryan and agree to take the job only if this nonsense stops.
Finally Steve Urban Senior told the audience to go home and call the State Legislatures and the Governor because they are the ones holding up the budget. True. But it is the GOP in the House and Senate who are refusing to put an extraction tax on gas drilling. Pennsylvania is the only state not to have one. 
Then there is the issue of property tax reform. There was supposed to be bi partisan agreement on that but every side seems to be backing off.  Surely the Legislators have to know that with reduced property taxes, county tax payers who see the services first hand might not be so reluctant to have a tax increase closer to home. But with no property tax reform in sight because of foot dragging, tax payer morale is at a very low ebb. All sides are to blame on this.  
This budget can be resolved if the Legislature and the Governor reach an agreement. But it won’t because everyone is getting paid, except for Mr. Wolf who doesn’t take a salary.
This whole mess might not have been avoided all together but Jesus, at least there had to be someone under the dome who should have seen this coming.


That kid from Irving Texas who brought a clock to school and was detained because he didn’t articulate what it was is now suing the School District and the City for 15 million dollars. This was the same kid who was invited to The White House to show the President the clock.
Ahmed Mohamed’s attorneys assert, the teenager’s name and likeness will be “forever associated with arguably the most contentious and divisive socio-political issue of our time.”
A day after Mohamed met Obama at an October event at the White House, Mohamed’s family announced it was leaving the U.S. for Qatar.
Good, God speed!
But I guarantee you one thing. If a kid named Mario, Sean, Stanley or Jamal built a clock, and got some heat like this, they’d get nowhere near The White House.

 Donald Trump. (Photo: Business Insider).
Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding news that Donald Trump will headline the PA GOP’s Annual Commonwealth Club luncheon on Friday, December 11th.
“Donald Trump is a successful and dynamic businessman and we are excited to hear about his vision for the future of our country,” Gleason said. “The importance of Pennsylvania to the presidential campaign is clear and Donald Trump addressing Pennsylvania Republicans puts us in the middle of the national stage.”
Following the many years of tradition, the Commonwealth Club Luncheon will be closed to the press.
So Trump now comes to the Keystone State to showcase his campaign. Can’t wait for him at the Pennsylvania Society Dinner! 



ECTV Live hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender will welcome Bill Goldsworthy to the program during the week of November 30th to talk about the role of the American Red Cross and its ongoing need for volunteers! 
ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Cable channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired three times daily throughout the week.




Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at noon on WILK FM 103.1.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.


The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V.


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Man of La Mancha opens in a Greenwich Village theatre in New York and eventually becomes one of the greatest musical hits of all time, winning a Tony Award for its star, Richard Kiley……The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is established as a specialized agency of the United Nations....Soviet general Mikhail Kazakov assumes command of the Warsaw Pact…. Congolese lieutenant general Mobutu ousts Joseph Kasavubu and declares himself president....At the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter outer space………………in Pennsylvania State Attorney General Walter Alessandroni says he is looking into running for either Governor or Lt. Governor….. in Scranton the transition begins between the outgoing Schmidt administration and the incoming Walsh crew…..and fifty years ago the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Rescue Me” by Fontella Bass.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3074, November 23rd, 2015


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MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that a banner headline in the newspaper this weekend refers to the decline in students getting teacher certificates. Should that be surprising? Why would anyone go for a Teaching Certificate with the nepotism in this area?  Hell the worst offenders are those districts with anti-nepotism policies. In many ways school districts are a closed shop. Unless you know somebody, a job ain’t happening.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that even after all these years, the Santa Parade and the lighting of the Christmas Tree during the holidays is a very big deal. In Wilkes Barre this was Mayor Tom Leighton’s last tree lighting and you can tell it was something he was certainly going to miss.

Here's the Mayor with the First Lady of Wilkes Barre, Patty Leighton.  
Then there were these two. WILK's Karel Zurbris and L.A. Tarone in his Christmas ensemble! There are rumors Vanity Fair wants this look to be featured in their fashion issue. (Photos: Facebook.)
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the people who were screaming about dynasties in the NFL are now seeing such parity that there is a possibility teams with less than .500 records will get into the playoffs. On another note about the NFL, how about both Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning being replaced by backups yesterday!!!!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that 40 (forty) is the only number where the letters are in alphabetical order.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that for all the screaming about County manager Bob Lawton, he should be given credit for a few things. The County’s credit and bond rating has improved, his department heads have been scandal free and the Courthouse looks pretty good on the outside.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Ted Cruz is now climbing in the GOP polls. Both Donald Trump and especially Ben Carson have made Cruz an almost reasonable alternative. Not for me but for some of the national GOP.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED…..that the lead story in the Harrisburg Patriot this Sunday was Penn State Football fans complaining about sub par coaching and a bad offense. I’ll give you the offense, the QB can’t seem to hit a TD inside the 15 yard line. But c’mon! James Franklin has only been there a few years. Even Bill O’Brien got a little bit of a pass. Is the new slogan for the Nittany Lions going to be “We Are Impatient!”
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that just when I started getting addicted to Chipotle, there are e coli scares in a few states, even New York. Kind of gives you pause to all those people who say “organics are the only way to go”. Fresh is good but it has to be safe. I’m tempted to go again but every time I suggest it, I get talked out of it. Hope they resolve the issues.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the top selling NFL jerseys for women are Aaron Rogers first, Luke Keuchly second and Cam Newton Third. Rogers is the number 2 best selling jerseys for men according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the winner of “The Mr. Ugly” contest in Zimbabwe was recently criticized for being too handsome.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…that in a recent New Hampshire primary poll where Donald Trump leads, this happens when you throw Mitt Romney into the mix. Romney beats Trump 2 to one. Just saying!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3073, November 22nd, 2015

Fifty two years ago today John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. What followed was 4 national days of Mourning. It also brought Broadcast News and Live TV coverage into its own. One of my favorite quotes from JFK kind of dovetails with my philosophy of declaring myself a Roman Catholic instead of a Christian. The first Roman Catholic elected President once said:
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3072, November 21st, 2015

(Photo: Luzerne
It appears that there is real leadership coming out of the Luzerne County Council regarding the denying of the loan to supplement the money that is not available due to the state budget impasse. Bill Wellock in the Citizen Voice reported that An agreement with the state could provide the funding without the drawbacks of the original borrowing, such as unrecoverable costs for completing a deal.
In the proposal, the state is involved in the borrowing and agrees to pay the cost of the loan when the budget impasse is resolved and funds are released, council Chairwoman Linda McClosky Houck wrote in an email to council. Council will vote on the proposal at its meeting Tuesday. The agreement also needs approval from the Court of Common Pleas before the county can borrow the money.
I’m told that State Senator John Yudichak and Solicitor Dave Pedri (to me one of the most unsung heroes in this County government) got involved in this and that’s a good thing. Look the reason why the loan was needed in part was to operate but to also pay a debt of 8 million bucks. You default on that and all of the work done to get out of this budget morass would have gone down the drain. I understand that this County cannot keep piling up debt over debt but right now the government is working with institutions who are working with them. Layoffs are not the answer but somewhere down the road there has to be a redefinition of the unions and how it relates to County employees.
But for now, first things first. This makes sense, it addresses the anti loan people’s concern about payment and interest. Any further objection would be pointless.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This month we only had 7 Questions. When a poster suggested we do a13 Questions but just list the questions on a day that had the last numeral of the number of questions we got in it, I thought it was a brilliant idea. Since then we got 5 more questions and decided to do 13 Questions minus 2 which makes it 11 Questions.

1. Are nominations still open for LuLac Women We Love?

Absolutely. Cutoff is November 30th. We extended a bit so e mail me through Face Book or put something in comments and when I edit or approve, I’ll put the name into consideration.

2. Are you thrilled that “The Gilmore Girls” are coming back on TV?

Yes!!! Mrs. LuLac hated the show but I really liked it.

3. Your Twitter feed has a lot of friends. Have you ever tweeted Donald Trump?

No but I tweeted Ivanka.

4. Do any Halloweening this year?

Yeah like every year. My costume is an old guy in sweats or shorts at a keyboard. You should have seen the crowd.

5. What was your first car?
A 1970 Chevy Nova. It was my cousin Rosemary’s and when she got a new car in Rochester New York we acquired it. First thing I did was put in an FM converter.

6. What was your favorite car ?

My favorite car had to be my very first convertible. A Black Cherry Chrysler ’89 LeBaron with a digital readout on everything. Had it for a short while because I got hit head on in an accident in 1990. The on coming driver totaled it. That’s what the insurance company said.
But then a few months later a guy from Minnesota calls me and asks if I had the original boot because he had the car!!!! I did not because I gave that to Norm Hill from WARM after the accident.
So you tell me how the hell it was “totaled”.

7. If you were to have a classic car or a dream car what would it be?

A 1958 Belair Chevrolet Convertible. I’d want it to be White with Navy seats and a Navy top.
My Uncle Lenny had a Belair, a ’57, that would be a close second but I’d want it all black with gray seats.

8. What are your two hot buttons regarding people’s behavior?

Litter bugs and people who waste food. Drives me nuts to see slobs throwing butts out the window as well as garbage. Wasting food is also a disgrace. There are many people in this country and world that can’t get nutritious healthy foods and to see people waste food just drives me up a wall.

9. Who were you rooting for in The Series?

I was rooting for The Pirates first. Then the Cubs. Then Toronto. (I listen to a radio station from there almost every night/morning and that was my connection). Finally wound up going for The Mets because the PR guy there, Jay Horowitz was always good to me when I wrote a baseball column in the 80s. I was thrilled to see Horowitz on TV before one of the games. The Yanks went through tons of PR guys since the ‘80s but Jay has been with the Mets since Joe Torre was their manager. Torre by the way got fired on September 16th, 1979.

10. Do you have a favorite election day food?

Huh? Not really. If anything I’m so busy I’m just chomping on Clif Bars and PF Bright side Granolas. Really. I did hear that WBRE TV’s Kelly Choate brought back a Banana Nut Bread from one of her assignments on Election Night. I did not indulge with the morning crew but I heard it was very good.

11. Turkey day, leg or breast?

Legs but I’m sure you already knew that.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3072, November 19th, 2015

Luzerne County Council member Harry Haas. (Photo: LuLac archives).
Harry Haas shocked his fellow members n Luzerne County Council the other night when he sided with Kathy Dobash, Ed Brominski, Eileen Sorokas, and the Urbans (Steve A. and Steve J. respectively in voting to not apply for a 20 million dollar loan to get the County through the State Budget impasse. Through the years Haas has been pegged and targeted by taxpayer groups as a guy who voted to raise taxes. To many it was a sure bet that he would vote to take the loan. He didn’t!
His rationale was that this County and presumably Mr. Haas himself needed to send a message to the Governor and Legislature that the budget stalemate had to stop. It is true that the County desperately needs the money to continue vital County services mandated by the non paying state. It is also true that the Governor and the Legislature are at odds and have been trying to hammer a budget out for months now.
I get all that. And I always liked him, voted and respected Harry Haas. Still do.
But this was the wrong message at the wrong time. The State Legislatures and their staffs are getting paid. (Some aren’t taking salaries but for the most part it is “Obla di, Ob la da Life Goes On”) for all of them. They know what needs to be done but neither side will budge. 
Then there’s the Governor who as a non traditional candidate has followed that mind set into being a “non traditional Governor. Wolf figures in his first year he wants to send his own message on how thinks a state budget should be crafted. Haas’ “Danger, danger Will Robinson” will be totally lost on this Governor.
Haas’ declaration made big waves in the County. Unfortunately his message was like a pebble in an ocean with the State Budget people. If we learned anything about the gridlock in Washington the last few years, it was that government needs to work. Essential services need to be funded. No matter where you get the money.
County employees suffer from low morale. I’m confused by that but I can understand not being paid for what you do. This will not help services in various departments.
Harry Haas joined the anti loan people to send a message that was not heard for those who he intended it for. But at least he made a stand. Bob Lawton was nowhere to be found. That message from him was loud and clear. Unlike Harry’s, Lawton’s will require immediate action.


There are votes now to dismiss Robert Lawton. When he lost Rick Morelli, he lost his job.


This week I received a letter from The County Election Board. Apparently this week I received 6 Write In Votes for Constable in my ward (6) in Wilkes Barre. I was to appear tomorrow afternoon for the tie breaker and really considered whether I wanted the position or not. But my full time job which has expanded, my media commitments during the three day election tridium as well as being mindful about my health are the reasons why I sent a note declining the opportunity. But it would have been interesting.
Perhaps providence willing, somewhere down the road. But to the 6, thanks. I am humbled by you true Americans!

U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans who have served in combat from all military operations with greater access to mental health resources.
TheVeterans Mental Health Accessibility Act, introduced with the support of 15 colleagues, would eliminate a current five-year window that veterans face within which they must seek treatment for mental illnesses before losing their “higher priority status.” If passed the legislation would allow veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.
“This commonsense piece of legislation would ensure the services and treatments that are available to recently discharged veterans are available to all who have served in combat,” said Rep. Cartwright. “It is time we ensure that the veterans living in northeastern Pennsylvania and across America have the fullest access to the health care benefits they have earned.”
While the diagnosis of physical injuries typically is made before or shortly after separation from the military, mental illnesses may not manifest themselves until years later. Serious mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder were virtually undiagnosed in veterans of conflicts prior to 2001.
Rep. Cartwright concluded, “As the United States military and the VA continue to improve treatment for those who have served, there remains a gap for veterans struggling with mental illnesses. This is a gap we need to close.”

 Congressman Lou Barletta (Photo: Barletta office).
Congressman Lou Barletta, appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program to call for a “time out” in the United States program that admits refugees from other countries. Barletta, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, noted that he has heard from four national security experts, including two from the FBI and the Secretary of Homeland Security himself, who testified that the U.S. has no ability to properly vet refugees fleeing Syria. In the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Barletta discussed the issue with C-Span host Greta Brawner and took viewer phone calls for 45 minutes.
Barletta stated, in part:
“We’ve had four national security experts, two from the FBI and the Secretary of Homeland Security himself, Jeh Johnson, testify to our lack of ability to gather information. The FBI has no system on the ground to collect information, there’s no FBI office in Syria. There’s no one we can count on. And the Secretary himself said that there’s a lot that we don’t know about the people that we’re letting in. That’s a national security risk and I think it boils down to just that.
“Allowing Syrian refugees into the United States when ISIS has claimed that ‘no blood is better than American blood,” and that they will ‘taste it soon,’ I think it’s irresponsible for us to turn our heads and not heed the warning of national security experts who cannot collect any background information.


The late Robert Kennedy (Photo: UPI)
Robert Kennedy would have been 90 tomorrow had he lived. Even though he was a ruthless son of gun who never gave Lyndon Johnson his due for passing his brother’s agenda, he did inspire a generation and that was no mean feat.



For those who missed it here is the WBRE TV Eyewitness News-makers program that was seen this past Sunday on WBRE TV.


Everyone in attendance at The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast on Saturday said they benefited from the presentation “Tools For Success: Thinking Without Action Is Merely Entertainment” presented by Gina Yarrish from YarCorte Acres in Kingsley. The group is sharing the printed handout so you too can discover what the three tools are for developing success. Gina warmly welcomes you to contact her directly by calling 570-877-3655 or write to … Happy Thanksgiving!!



Christmas with a Twist will be the subject of discussion on ECTV Live during the week of November 23rd. Steve Perillo of "Making a Difference Ministries" will join David DeCosmo and co-host Rusty Fender to talk about the Christmas concert that's set up to help the Toys For Tots Drive. 

ECTV Live is carried on Comcast Cable channel 19 (61 in some areas) and can be seen three times daily throughout the week. The program is scheduled to run near Noon, 6pm, and Midnight.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with David Slade from Healthy Living Solution about his physical challenges and how a homeopathic approach got him out of a wheelchair.
Brian speaks with Dr. Paul Checchia & Jennifer Degl about Prematurity Awareness Month and about the dangers of RSV to pre-mee children.
And Brian speaks with Cassie Ronning from Catholic Charities and prospective mother Katie about the adoption process.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X & Sports Radio 590, and 6:25am on Magic 93.


The Magic of Christmas kicks off Wednesday morning at 9am on Magic 93, and runs straight thru Christmas Night. Here's one I can't get enough of!


I'll see your Chick-version-Christmas song and raise you one!!!


Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at noon on WILK FM 103.1.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.


Every Wednesday at 5PM, Steve Corbett shines the light on a Public official with his “Somebody’s Watching Me” segment. Corbett picks an alleged public servant to eye ball and observe. Batten down the lawn furniture in the driveway and that e mail machine. There is nowhere to hide when “Somebody’s Watching”. Wednesdays at 5 on WILK’s Corbett program.


The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V.


Our 1965 logo.
Freedom Flights" begin: Cuba and the United States formally agree to start an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States (by 1971 250,000 Cubans take advantage of this program)…. Dorothy Kilgallen, 52, (below) dies suddenly. The cause of death was unknown which led to many conspiracy theorists saying she knew something about the JFK assassination….

The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe from Baikonur, Kazakhstan toward Venus (on March 1, 1966 it becomes the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet)….. In the Philippine general election, incumbent President Diosdado Macapagal loses his opportunity of a second full term as President of the Philippines to Senate President Ferdinand Marcos……in Pennsylvania Governor Scranton begins a real push for a Constitutional Convention….in Wilkes Barre Councilman do battle with Mayor Frank Slattery as the talk of a wage tax begins…and fifty ears ago this week the number 1 song in LuLac land and America was “Everybody Loves a Clown” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3071, November 17th, 2017


The Citizen Voice's Bill Wellock wrote tonight that Luzerne County Council voted 6 to 5 to not take the 20 million dollar loan to bridge the state spending gap.
The Voice reports that with only about $4 million left in the general fund, the county may not be able to pay all its employees for the rest of the year.
The County manager said it needed the loan because the state government was not reimbursing it for money owed to Human Services agencies. The county provides money to the Human Services Division, then is reimbursed by the state.


Bobby Jindal. (Photo: CNN)
Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, the first Indian American Governor dropped out of the race tonight. Jindal’s campaign just never got off the ground. He was hampered by a huge field, a sense of desperation and the fact that as he said it was just not his time.
Jindal was a Governor like other struggling state chief executive Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. The party seems to be divided in wanting either a Donald Trump or Ben Carson, two outsiders who are pllar extremes of the other. Jindal had no chance to break out.
The 44-year-old governor said he wasn't ready to endorse another candidate, but intended to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee.
He cannot run again and will work with his think tank “American Next” after he leaves office.

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