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Jindal advisor Timmy Teepell tweets doctored image of Jindal’s portrait 

  Last month brought a donnybrook over a portrait of Gov. Bobby Jindal that hangs in the State Capitol. It started when political blogger Lamar White Jr. ran a photo of the painting, saying it was Jindal's "official portrait," and commenters began guffawing about the painting's light skin tone — which was several shades lighter than Jindal's actual skin color. It wasn't the governor's formal portrait, but a gift from a constituent, and Jindal chief of staff Kyle Plotkin made hay over the issue, calling it a "race-baiting tweet." (Jindal showed a defter hand, joking, "You mean I'm not white?")

  The issue was raised again last week by Jindal advisor Timmy Teepell, who tweeted a hip-hop flavored and obviously doctored image of a shirtless Jindal with the caption, "I'm hoping this becomes the new official portrait."

  The image showed Jindal standing in front of a graffiti wall, flashing what looked like gang signs while covered in tattoos (a pelican, an alligator, a fleur-de-lis, "1803"), along with saggy pants revealing black boxers. The artist's name was illegible.

  Asked who painted the portrait, Teepell tweeted, "I don't know, but maybe @The_Gambit can run a twitter campaign to #findtheartist? Could be fun!"


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