Bobby Jindal Stumps for Perry in Iowa
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting some campaign help from a neighbor, as the GOP presidential hopeful tries to boost support ahead of Iowa’s January 3rd caucuses. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Perry’s campaign bus tour today in eastern Iowa.
Jindal told a crowd in Maquoketa, Iowa that Perry’s ability to lead the nation can be summed up in how he responded to Louisiana’s request to help evacuate hospital patients ahead of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
“Rick didn’t once ask me, ‘Did you fill out all the right paperwork?’ He didn’t ask me, ‘Did you get permission from FEMA?’ He didn’t ask any of those questions,” Jindal said. “That storm could have easily veered off and could have easily done more damage to Texas. But when he heard there were people’s lives at stake, he did what had to be done. He made an executive decision.”
Jindal, who was once viewed as a potential Republican presidential candidate, will stay with the Perry bus campaign through tomorrow.