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Who thought that an #AskBobby Jindal Twitter dialogue would be a good idea?

"When you disband the Supreme Court for disagreeing with you, will the Koch brothers buy you another?"

Scott Eric Kaufman
July 1, 2015 12:24AM (UTC)

Someone on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's campaign staff had the brilliant idea of opening up a discussion between the Republican hopeful and Twitter. The result was a terrible idea, poorly executed.

The first, and possibly most important, set of questions for the candidate:


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Yes -- he most certainly was. Not that people didn't have more serious questions:

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And, of course:

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As of this writing -- and perhaps not surprisingly -- Jindal has yet to reply to any questions, serious or otherwise.

UPDATE: Apparently, it wasn't a staffer who made this suggestion, but a Super PAC supporting Jindal:


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Of course, that doesn't make it any better of an idea.

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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