NEW YORK (NEWS): Bobby Jindal, Indian American governor of Louisiana who is being viewed as a potential Republican Party presidential contender in 2016, seems to be shedding his old, serious image to show his funny side.
And he acted funny at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference last Friday when he cracked jokes (See the video at the top) at himself, President Obama and even fellow Republicans.
Taking aim at the political record of President Barack Obama, Jindal said he stood little chance of becoming the President of the United States.
“What chance does a skinny guy with a dark complexion and a funny name have at becoming president?” Jindal joked.
Cracking another joke at the expense of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is famous for falsely claiming to be of American Indian origin, Jindal said, “My staff tells me we have a lot in common. From one Indian politician to another I want to wish her the best in the United States Senate.’’
Jindal then took aim at fellow Republican and former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford who is trying to stage a political comeback. It may be recalled that during his term, Governor Sanford would often disappear to Argentina to meet his mistress there.
Making fun of Mark Sanford’s escapades, Jindal said, “Mark is so committed to outsourcing that he shipped his wife’s job overseas.’’
So has Jindal started positioning himself for the 2016 presidential race by showing his funny side?
Jindal, who differs with many fellow Republicans about the course the party should take to the address economic mess and the huge deficit facing the US, said cutting spending was not the solution.
“We must not become the party of austerity. We must become the party of growth,’’ he warned.