Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm Seeing Why He's a Promising New Light in the Republican Party

Bobby Jindal, Louisiana governor, potential vice presidential candidate, exorcist (and how cool would it to be to have one of those in the White House? Could we have prevented the Iraq debacle? Could something be done with Cheney?), and now, proponent of some good old-fashioned law and order:

On the heels of today's SCOTUS decision in Kennedy v. Louisiana barring the death penalty for sex offenders, Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement calling the ruling an "affront to the people of Louisiana" - and what's more, vowing to do whatever possible to amend the state's laws in order to maintain the death penalty for child rape.

But that's not all he did.

Today, Gov. Jindal signed the "Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill," authorizing the castration of convicted sex offenders. They get a choice: physical or chemical. Oh, and they don't just get castrated and leave - they still have to serve out their sentence.

I don't know. It still seems a little weak and liberal-ish to me. Maybe if we took away the choice part.

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