Bobby Jindal, et al, are blowing smoke
The Gray Lady’s editorial has got THIS ONE right.
What is it with these Southern Republican governors balking at federal aid for the jobless residents of their states? They seem almost eager to represent the most unflattering political stereotypes of their region — cruel, backward and distrustful, stubbornly clinging to ideology in the face of countervailing realities.
They’re doing their states, their country and, yes, their party no good. And those Republicans from elsewhere who sympathize with them are on the losing side of history in this current struggle against economic crisis.
America is moving in a different direction.
UPDATE: Chuck Schumer SAYS states should have to take all the stimulus money due them — or get none of it!
UPDATE II: Roger Simon has some SNARKY SLANTS on all of this.
UPDATE III: Bobby Jindal was singing a DIFFERENT TUNE about federal unemployment funding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Situational ethics, no doubt.