Apparently his Republico linkbait hit job on Carol Shea-Porter today isn’t the first time he’s had trouble with the outsider-insider terms:
Perhaps most importantly for his future national prospects, [Bobby Jindal] hails from outside of Washington-a strong asset to a party that has been suffered from its close identification with Beltway politics.
Really not so much:
* Bobby Jindal was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2001 to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation.
* Bobby Jindal was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 as a Republican, taking over for now-Senator David Vitter and serving until January of 2008…
* Bobby Jindal, upon coming to Congress in 2004, was elected Republican Freshman Class president by his GOP colleagues. How outsidery.