Citing what he sees as President Barack Obama’s “intellectual sociopathy — his often breezy and sometimes loutish indifference to truth,” venerable Washington Post columnist and Sunday-morning talking head George F. Will suggested today that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should look at Gov. Bobby Jindal to round out the Republican ticket.
“Romney’s running mate should have intellectual firepower, born of immersion in policy complexities, sufficient to refute Obama’s meretricious claims and derelictions of duty,” Will wrote, suggesting Jindal and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., would be good picks for the veep slot. “Romney’s choice of running mate should promise something Washington now lacks — adult supervision,” Will concluded. (A commenter riposted: “As a Democrat, I would love to see either Ryan or Jindal on the ticket.”)
Despite his widespread fundraising around the country, Jindal has repeatedly said he has no designs on any position on the GOP ticket — at least, not in 2012.