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Quote of the week: Bobby and Rand edition 

  "I've never known of a situation where a sitting governor would, using state assets, launch any such relative attack. ... It's something new and more outrageous every day." — Pollster Elliott Stonecipher on Baton Rouge's Jim Engster Show, discussing Gov. Bobby Jindal's use of the state website to take a shot at Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for remarks Paul made about the terrorist group ISIS.

  "Gov. Jindal: Senator Paul Unsuited to Be Commander-in-Chief" was the headline of the press release, which read like a campaign mailer rather than a state document. Paul is seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, while Jindal is still pretending to decide whether he'll run.

  The Louisiana Democratic Party announced it would ask state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to look into what the Dems called "flagrant abuse of power." On May 29, state Inspector General Stephen B. Street Jr. said the legality was unclear, but "The Governor's office could have easily avoided such questions by issuing the statement through means that did not involve the use of public funds or employees."

  "It's ironic Gov. Jindal would level such a charge when he flip-flops on crucial issues like Common Core and national security, and he has cratered his own state's economy and budget. Just last week, Gov. Jindal spoke out in support of Sen. Paul and announced he now opposes the NSA's illegal and unnecessary domestic bulk data collection, after previously cheerleading for it." — Doug Stafford, a political advisor to Rand Paul.

  "Guys like Bobby Jindal, they make it up every day. They're day traders. Whatever's working, they pick it up and throw it at somebody. They don't have any beliefs." — Chris Matthews, host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, commenting on Jindal's broadside against Paul. Matthews said Paul was "already drawing fire from the clown car" — a clear shot at Jindal.


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