(Thanks to Jake in comments for the tip.)
Michelle Malkin has long been a cheerleader for uber-rightwing congressman Bobby Jindal.
In 2003, Jindal ran for governor of Louisiana and lost to Democrat Kathleen Blanco. Now Jindal is running for Governor of Louisiana again, and is currently leading in the polls. One of his opponents, Walter Boasso, a Democrat, paid for the above political ad which criticizes Bobby Jindal’s conduct as Louisiana’s Director of Health and Hospitals (1996-1998).
I know that there are two sides to every story and I never take any political ad at face value (see Veterans for Truth, Swiftboat, 2004). From what I’ve read, Jindal claims his “heartlessness” was not heartlessness at all, he was just “cleaning up fraud and corruption” in the state Medicaid system.
But John McNiece, the mentally disabled man who was thrown out of a nursing home and on to the streets under Bobby Jindal’s DHH, apparently was guilty of neither fraud nor corruption. In fact, if the information in the video is correct, “a court ruled Jindal’s actions illegal and rendered a summary judgement against him” (John B. McNiece v. Bobby Jindal 4/15/98).
When asked about McNiece last week by the Baton Rouge Advocate, this was Jindal’s response:
“It sounds to me like this was a sad case,” Jindal said. “There are a lot of sad cases.”
What a swell guy. Nice to know Michelle Malkin’s friends are every bit as caring and compassionate as she is.