Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Spotted him in the photo right away when scanning the news and stopping by Townhall.

The story there
was about an ad campaign Sen. John McCain’s liberal Democratic
opponents are running that makes political hay, and a falsehood, of a
statement he made. A now notorious statement because of its frequent
misuse as a bludgeon.

The ads, run by the Democratic National Committee and
the liberal group MoveOn.org., tie McCain to President Bush and cite
McCain’s comments that there could be an American military presence in
Iraq for 100 years.

“One hundred years in Iraq? And you thought no one could be worse
than George Bush,” an announcer says in the most recent ad, run by
MoveOn.org.

That’s certainly effective with the anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-McCain crowd. So he brought it up today at a stop in New Orleans.

“My friends, it’s a direct falsification, and I’m sorry
that political campaigns have to deteriorate in this fashion,” McCain
said. “Because there’s legitimate differences between myself and
Senator Obama and Senator Clinton on what we should do in Iraq.”

That’s what the focus should be on, the more profound differences in the candidates’ worldviews.

Hopefully, we’ll get to that.

Meanwhile, remember the name Bobby Jindal.
I think he has a promising future in American politics. But
transcending politics, I believe he’s the kind of person who – beyond
being a member of government – can be a leader.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....