The Lens: Jindal gaining reputation for punishing those who stand in his way

From Tyler Bridges’ new story in The Lens:

One October evening at the Chimes restaurant in Baton Rouge, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco leaned across the table to Robert Mann.

“You do have tenure, don’t you?”

Mann, a communications professor at Louisiana State University, gets that ominous question just about every day. Mann does indeed have tenure, meaning LSU officials cannot terminate him without just cause.

Blanco and others who ask, Mann said, “assume that if I didn’t, Jindal would find a way to get rid of me.”

Over the past year, Gov. Bobby Jindal has gained a reputation in Baton Rouge for punishing state employees and state legislators who get in his way or might sully his image, as he spends more and more time trying to burnish his national reputation.

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2 Responses to The Lens: Jindal gaining reputation for punishing those who stand in his way

  1. Ken Burk says:

    There have been a few occasions on which I was particularly grateful that we live in a mostly lawful society as otherwise his blog surely would have meant an untimely end for Bob.

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