During Jindal's administration in 2008, he did a very neat thing:
The Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal was created by Act 695 of 2008 Louisiana Legislature. The intention is to recognize and honor all Louisiana veterans. One side of the medal bears an outline of the state and the words, “United States Armed Forces.” The flip side reads, “Louisiana appreciates your service to our country.” All medals may be worn over the neck or pinned on a jacket. Some medals are distinguished for veterans killed in action or wounded in action; others designate veterans who were prisoners of war.Governor Jindal has been traveling the state ever since giving out these medals.
Would I be going out on a limb here to assume that most veterans who received the medal were honored and simply grateful without suspecting they'd be used in a campaign ad?
Governor Jindal did a really nice thing; now why is he politicizing it? To me, it seems to take away from the sincerity of the gesture. Or is that just me?