A press release from the ACU gives the latest update from CPAC. Here is what they had to say about Bobby Jindal:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal addressed a crowd of conservative activists at CPAC 2013 — the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Governor Bobby Jindal:
Governor Jindal started his remarks on a lighter note.
“It’s great to see the new Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren. 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.”
“I understand that because of the sequester, the President’s Secret Service has been replaced by Joe Biden with a shot gun.”
“Mr. President, I want to commend you on your inspired taste for Secretary of State someone who’s integrity and experience informs the world of your administration’s experience and depth. Let’s all give Dennis Rodman a round of applause.”
During his formal remarks, Jindal declared, “Now is the time for some candid conversation.”
“We have one party that wants to be in charge of the federal government so they can expand it and another party that wants get in under control… It’s a very small and short-sided debate...It is very short sighted.” He then said the vision should be bigger than that. He continued, “Today’s conservativism is too wrapped up in solving the hideous mess that is the federal government.”
“The government is not the end-all be-all.”
“Our objective is to grow the private sector,” he said “We must not become the party of austerity we must become the party of growth.”
“The party of a prosperous future that is based in every community in America and that is not based in Washington, D.C.”
Before becoming Governor, Jindal previously served two terms in the U.S. Congress representing the First District of Louisiana, where he was elected Freshman Class President and served as Assistant Majority Whip. In 1994, Jindal went to work for McKinsey and Company as a consultant before entering public service. In 1996, he was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). In 1998, Jindal was appointed Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare as well as President of the University of Louisiana System, the 16th largest higher education system in the country.
Jindal’s remarks are available via YouTube here.