With his presidential election an all-but-guaranteed impossibility, Bobby Jindal has launched a campaign that can only be explained as a career move aimed at reaching the home for failed Republican presidential candidates: Fox News.
While Jindal’s onscreen presence has, to date, been limp, it’s hard to fault him for wanting a job after his stint as governor of Louisiana comes to an end.
Luckily for inquiring minds, leaked documents (a series of cocktail napkins with thoughts jotted down) obtained by The Red Shtick indicate that Jindal is well on his way to establishing a new spin on the conservative talking-head routine.
The general format includes gathering his family outside so Jindal can bring up right-wing talking points while his wife and kids give them lukewarm receptions as they fidget in their chairs.
According to the napkins, Jindal’s show will be called Tree Time With Bobby and Family. The general format includes gathering his family outside so Jindal can bring up right-wing talking points while his wife and kids give them lukewarm receptions as they fidget in their chairs.
Jindal apparently hopes for the show to have a “homemade feel,” with low production values that also will contain costs. The notes scribbled on the napkins also suggest there may be opportunities for product promotion tie-ins, and list some potential sponsors:
- “Company that makes chairs. Maybe tables?”
- “Company with grills.”
- “Someone who does lawn stuff. Fertilizer? Mowers?”
- “Sony or Apple – maybe kids play with sponsor electronics rather than listen?”
While there’s no word yet as to whether Fox News has been officially approached, its stable of future former Republican presidential candidates shows no sign of diminishing. Given Jindal’s willingness to try to stake out territory on the fringes of right-wing rhetoric, media observers say his crazy factor may very well work in his favor.