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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is an Anchor Baby

Updated on May 8, 2011
A comedy of errors.
A comedy of errors.

Louisiana Governor discovers birthers are racist

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal learned that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. You remember Jindal, he is the Governor who said that he would sign the birther bill if it crossed his desk. Well it appears that some industrious Louisianans decided to put the same pressure on Jindal because neither of his parents were born here. They are both Indian nationals who immigrated here on ‘highly skilled worker visas”. His mother was pregnant at the time. Do you see the irony in this? A week after our President had to release his birth certificate, so did Jindal.

However, he still has a problem. You see for birthers, it is not about whether Jindal is a citizen; it is the fact that he does not look or have the name of an American president. You see his name is not Bobby. It is really Piyush Jindal. He chose the name Bobby for himself because of Bobby Brady on "The Brady Bunch" or as one Times-Picayune reader put it "because every time someone said Piyush someone said "Bless you." Neither his mother nor father was born here. They came here on student Visas in 1970s--his father to work as an Engineer and his mother as a spouse. His mother was pregnant when she came to the states and received special dispensation from Louisiana State University. She got a month off to have her baby. Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jindal is an anchor baby.

This all came about because of article in which someone gave Jindal a middle name—he does not have one. “Piyush Amrit Jindal is the last man in America who should give his blessing to a birther bill.” My favorite line from the Times-Picayune article was from Jindal’s chief of staff, “Opponents have referred to Gov. Jindal as Piyush 'Amrit' Jindal for years to insinuate that someone with a foreign-sounding name is less American than you or I,” said Timothy Teepell. And there is the rub; Piyush Jindal would have trouble being president because he is not white. He does not have a white name and his parents were not born here.

The simple reason is birthers are racist. It is not about whether Obama was born here, it is about the color of his skin and Piyush has learned that lesson the hard way. Or as one columnist put it, “The man on the phone couldn't understand why people were even entertaining the idea of a Bobby Jindal presidential campaign. The Louisiana governor can't run for the White House, he said, because his parents were born in India.” Jindal may run for President in 2012 or he may be chosen for a Vice Presidential candidate. The bill that he plans to sign would make him ineligible if he were born today. Be careful where you throw stones Mr. Jindal.

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      Howard Schneider 

      7 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Very interesting Hub. It certainly does put Governor Jindal in a quandry. You are also exactly correct that this whole birther movement is 100% racist.

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