"I think it's been an embarrassment to him, the district and the state. I won't be endorsing him, if that's what you're about to ask." — Gov. Bobby Jindal on U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, the "Kissing Congressman," who in April announced he would not run for re-election to Louisiana's 5th Congressional District seat, only to change his mind in June. Jindal was appearing at the Iowa State Fair during one of his frequent out-of-state trips to stump for Republicans (and increase his own visibility). As for McAllister, he seemed unconcerned. "Tell the governor I said 'Thank you,'" he told Gannett Louisiana. "I think the people of the 5th District are tired of Washington and Baton Rouge politicians trying to dictate their leaders."
"I think we should start dunking members of Congress every time they say something stupid on your show." — Gov. Bobby Jindal to MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, after the two men took the "Ice Bucket Challenge" (getting ice water dumped over them) to raise awareness of ALS. "If I were to decide to run [for president], I certainly think our country is hungry for a big change," Jindal said, adding that he would make up his mind after the November midterm elections.