Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Not ready for prime time

His whole meandering mix of personal reminiscence and politics didn't really seem ready for prime time, but Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's opening was a classic:
Good evening, and happy Mardi Gras, I'm Bobby Jindal...
This on the day seven people got shot in a Fat Tuesday parade in New Orleans. Communications 101 -- when pretaping a message, don't record anything about the future that could be rendered callous or insensitive by events. "It's tough to make predictions -- especially about the future," as Yogi Berra said. Or was it Niels Bohr, or Albert Einstein, or Mark Twain, or somebody?

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