"You mean I'm not white?"
— Gov. Bobby Jindal, joking at a Feb. 9 breakfast meeting in Washington D.C. It was a response to the furor over a painting of Jindal in which the dark-skinned governor appears fair skinned. The painting, which hangs in the state Capitol, was painted by a constituent. "I think this whole thing is silly. I think the left is obsessed with race," Jindal added. "I think the dumbest thing we can do is to try to divide people by the color of their skin."