“Epic fail” , a "distaster for the Republican Party” and “downright strange” ; these are a few of the harsher reviews of Jindal’s prime time address to the nation last night. Tapped to give the Republican response to President Obama’s first address to Congress, Jindal slowed down his typical rapid-fire delivery and attempted to turn on the charm with personal anecdotes and an overall theme that “Americans can do anything.” But the speech was less than inspiring for many viewers, and Jindal’s overearnest persona is drawing several comparisons to the 30 Rock character Kenneth the Page. While there are few positive reviews, John J. Pitney Jr., a political science professor at California’s Claremont McKenna College, tells Politico that Jindal should have ample opportunity to recover. “Obama gave a polished performance, as usual.” he says. “Jindal’s act needs a lot of work. His basic message was sound but his language was hackneyed and his performance was wooden. Fortunately he has a lot of time to improve his delivery. In the year 2040 he will still be younger than McCain was in 2008.”
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.