April 9th, 2010
07:07 PM ET
5 years ago

Jindal to RNC staffers: Welcome to New Orleans – Behave!

Bobby Jindal was the first Republican speaker to broach the topic of the RNC’s recent disastrous decision to spend money at a sex-themed Hollywood nightclub.
Bobby Jindal was the first Republican speaker to broach the topic of the RNC’s recent disastrous decision to spend money at a sex-themed Hollywood nightclub.

New Orleans (CNN) – Though it's a hot topic among GOP insiders at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, none of the event's speakers had uttered a word about the Republican National Committee's disastrous decision to spend money at a sex-themed Hollywood nightclub.

Until Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal finally broke the ice on Friday – albeit in a coy way.

Jindal took to the stage and welcomed conference-goers to New Orleans. He told them to "enjoy our great food, our great music, our great culture."

Then this: "A word of warning to RNC staffers: You may want to stay away from Bourbon Street," he said. "Just a word of advice."

The joke drew laughter and applause from the crowd.

soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. CJ, Pennsylvania

    Just pay with cash!

    April 9, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. Henry

    Maybe David Vitter can recommend some "hot spots" around town.

    April 9, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. Darth Vadik, CA

    Katie,

    What you have just said is the dumbest, most idiotic and ignorant thing I have heard in a long time. We are all dumber for just having read it.

    Why don't you take your fat white racist country ass, stop hiding behind your God, unwrap that US flag you have covered yourself with, wrap yourself with the Confederate flag (which I use as TP every day), put a couple of horns on and go out into the pasture with your kin the cows.

    PS Make sure you put a big sign on that says COW, so some dumb hick hunter doesn’t shoot you by mistaking you for a bear.

    April 9, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. Chris in Va.

    @ Andy....Bush: Dow drops to 6000, Wall Street Crash, 1000's of jobs lost, starting 2 unfunded wars.....devestated economy.....need I say more?

    April 9, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. Suman1938

    Was that the comment supposed to be applauded and laughed at? I thought it would have made them all hang their heads in shame and cry about the sort of leadership their party has!

    April 9, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. guest

    Don't worry they won't be able to resist Bourbon Street. I need to run and get my camera!

    April 9, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  7. Chris in Va.

    Conservaturds never let FACTS interfere with a good lie, do they Andy? Pathetic.

    April 9, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  8. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Too late. Ensign, Foley, Craig, Vetter, Bondage clubs in Hollyweird, sex chat line phone #'s printed on fundraiser letters. What's next? Sex in the airport bathroom, paying 100K bribes to keep sleeping with other people's wives a secret and appointing them to a lobbyist job, gay pedophilia with staffers, preaching family values while hiring a the D.C. hooker madame. What else?

    April 9, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. guest

    Henry April 9th, 2010 5:36 pm ET

    Maybe David Vitter can recommend some "hot spots" around town.
    =================
    Too late the brothel on canal street was found out. He was one of the clients.

    April 9, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. guest

    NEW YORK — Fresh signs that the economy continues to recover sent the Dow Jones industrial average briefly above 11,000 Friday for the first time in 18 months.

    The Dow hadn't crossed that level since Sept. 29, 2008, just as the worst phase of the financial crisis was beginning.

    April 9, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  11. Chris in Va.

    Hey Sniffit....can't really blame poor Andy.....Faux Noise told him the Dow closed at under 9000, along with his other parrot talking point "FACTS".

    April 9, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  12. JonDie

    Bobby Jingo is right. Nawlins is Sin City, much worse than Las Vegas, and even more dangerous. Them Repubs gonna have a hard time keeping the hands off the merchandise.

    April 9, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. Julie

    Well, that just goes to show that a member of their own party has to advise the GOP to behave themselves. And these are the people who feel they should be running this country. Amazing.

    April 9, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    the GOPers and far right religious conservatives all but abandoned New Orleans when it was several feet under water a few years back, now that the city is on the way back they want to come there now and bash Obama, the left and Democrats. Pretty nervey of them don't you think? YOU BETCHA!!

    April 9, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. aksdad

    A staff member at the RNC made a monumentally stupid decision and was fired. Big deal. Nonsense like this happens all the time in both of the major political parties. One person's stupidity does not reflect the intelligence or morals of the millions of card-carrying members of the party.

    @Sniffit and Andy. You're both wrong. President's don't control the economy. They, along with Congress, can make policy that inhibits or spurs the economy. Congress probably has a bigger impact because it make laws and creates taxes. Lower taxes and less intrusive regulation generally spur the economy; higher taxes and more regulation slows it down. The crash of 2008 and the current recession have several contributing factors. Simply laying it at the feet of President Bush or President Obama gets nowhere close to what really happened.

    April 9, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  16. Ellie

    TO PROVE THE TRUE COLORS OF THE RNC/GOP PARTY.....

    NOT ONE Republican politician will address the HORRIFIC HURRICANE KATRINA DEVASTATION while in New Orleans. They will simply IGNORE the role they ALL played in doing nothing.

    They will ALL ignore the fact that THEIR PRESIDENT'S George W. Bush's incompetence and THEIR REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED CONGRESS NEGLIGENCE in the handling of Hurricane Katrina.

    Republicans LOVE IGNORING THEIR FAILED POLICIES and INCOMPETENCY, but they are quick to point the finger at everyone else. Republicans did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to help the hundreds of families who died and were left destitute by Hurricane Katrina. George W. Bush was clueless and absolutely useless.

    April 9, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  17. FRANK, LAS VEGAS

    The GOP in New Orleans? Somebody better hide the RNC Credit Cards! Giving hypocrites a credit card is about as dumb as you can get. It does however make for great entertainment. Between half Gov. Palin and the RNC, anyone with even half a brain is enjoying the freak show. I guess that doesn't say much for the Tea Baggers or the rest of the GOP who eat the lies up. If only they were not quite as lazy, they could find out for themselves with just a little research how big their lies are and how many of them there are. But they would rather be lead around like dumb sheep and believe anything and everything that these so called leaders of the GOP say. Do we really have to dumb down America to their level? Do we really have to appeal to the lowest common denominator?

    April 9, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  18. GODZILLA1

    Awww no – they just want to have fun!

    April 9, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  19. MikeH

    Steve, the real (phoney) one:

    Let's see Stevie-boy, the DOW broke 11000, is that now about +3000 points since Barack took over the Great Bush/Republican Debacle, Jobs created is the highest since 2008, Barack stopped the Second Great Republican Depression from happening, Barack has drawn down troops in Iraq, Barack has authorized more successful Preditor Drone attacks on terrorists in his first year in office than Bush did in his entire (failed) presidency, and Barack got Health Care Reform passed.

    Sorta sounds like you Stevie-chump are angry that despite all the hate and sabotage your Republican heroes have engaged in,Barack is just kicking your a$$ across the playground. Gotta love it.

    April 9, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. Ivan

    New York City had the RNC here and it was HELL! Believe me you don't want these people on Bourbon Street or any other part of town. Jindal did you a favor kind of like keeping the roaches away.

    April 9, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. jackson

    How appropriate that the hypocrites would laugh at their own bad morality, but always crucify anything they find immoral on the other side of the aisle.

    April 9, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  22. Luke

    Gotta keep an eye on those Republicans. They get nasty! And then they lie!

    April 9, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  23. harold

    AND what about the bondage club the RNC attended.. Kinda llike the Bondage all 50 million people in USA who have NO health Insurance.. eh?..Bondage plus bandkruptcy..or you could go the way Michelle Bachmann adviced to go.. that is just go to the Emergency ROOM... Ms. Bachmann has Health Insurance she says.. she works and is a member of Congress...a Republican from.... Minnesota!

    April 9, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  24. Bill

    Maybe they should take tours of all the areas that were destroyed by the Bush Administration's incompetence.

    April 9, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  25. Patriot

    Graeme from Ottawa, ON, you hit the nail on the head. Thanks to the Repukes, America is circling the drain. I only hope that when I retire in 3 years, Canada will have room for one more immigrant.....Me!!

    April 9, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
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