By Robert Mann
Pity the hapless members of the LSU Board of Supervisors. They are esteemed members of their professions and respected in their communities. But to serve on this board, Gov. Bobby Jindal apparently demanded they surrender their independence and self-respect.
It seems they do his bidding about whom to hire and fire. They remain quiet as he decimates the university’s budget. They eagerly comply with his program to relinquish the state’s health care system to corporations. In other words, Jindal says, “Jump.” They respond, “Yes, sir!”
Let’s review the dismal record.
Last year, Louisiana’s best mind in health care policy and head of the state’s public hospital system, Dr. Fred Cerise, objected to Jindal’s plan to privatize public health care. So, the board fired him.
- They can’t handle the truth: Why the LSU Board won’t let Fred Cerise testify before the Legislature (bobmannblog.com)
- A hate-love relationship: Bobby Jindal and his special-interest lobbyists (bobmannblog.com)
- Grace: “Beginning Of The End” Of Jindal Era (dailykingfish.com)
- How low can we go? Louisiana higher education leaders decry deep budget cuts (bobmannblog.com)
- LSU Privatization Deals Approved For 4 Hospitals (houston.cbslocal.com)
- Louisiana: the high price of low expectations (bobmannblog.com)
- Records in LSU presidential search not released (sfgate.com)
- Jindal adviser: LSU privatization deals on track (sfgate.com)