Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, is only 37 years old and in his first term, and it showed last night in his goofy, unpersuasive delivery of the Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech.
Granted, it was a tough pitch to make, coming right after the first joint address to Congress by a history-making president who gave a well-received speech. Jindal didn't seem to know what tone to take and looked nervous and immature. His speech was panned by Democrats and Republicans alike.
That's cause for smirking for supporters of Gov. Charlie Crist, who is at odds with Jindal on Obama's economic stimulus plan and could compete against him in the 2012 presidential primary.