Jindal Urges Obama to Avoid ‘Climate-Change Politics’ in Visit

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Obama, during visit to New Orleans tomorrow to note Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, should steer clear of “the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism.”

  • Jindal, Republican presidential candidate lagging in polls, says in statement he was disappointed to “read of the White House’s plans to make this visit part of a tour for your climate-change agenda”
    • “Although I understand that your emphasis in New Orleans will -– rightly -– be on economic development, the temptation to stray into climate-change politics should be resisted”
  • Jindal begins statement by saying “it will be a pleasure to welcome you to the great state of Louisiana and to meet with you in the greatest city on earth -- Chicago notwithstanding,” reference to Obama’s hometown

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