Hot on the heels of his new found fame as the Republican great off-white hope, Bobby Jindal took a critical jab at President Obama's $50 million of federal stimulus money dedicated the National Endowment of the Arts. During an interview on Larry King Live, among other things Jindal said, "Fundamentally, I don't think... $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts is going to get the economy moving again as quickly as allowing the private sector to create jobs."
Of all the governors in the country, I would think Bobby Jindal has a grasp of the importance and the power the arts have on rebuilding a community. Some time ago, I reported on how the emergence of art programs in post-Katrina New Orleans has been a huge catalyst in the resurrection of some of those devastated communities (read my articles here and here).
Jindal publically voicing that kind of short-sighted concept is another example of him drinking from the right-wing fountain of Kool-Aid.