Bobby Jindal, the potential Dauphin of the Republican Party who seems to be maneuvering himself into potential pres-running position, is an idiot who can't see the value of Volcano Monitoring Programs.
This is of course not news, and has in fact already been well documented in our humble little corner of the interwebs (here, here...and here). Standard issue Republican moronism, I reckon, and just goes to prove my old theory: Republicans Hate Science.
It is complete bullshit on his part, especially what with his being the Gov. of Lousiana and all, and therefore directly dependant on USGS, NOAA, and other Fed Funded Monitoring programs to protect his ridiculous water-logged Basin of a State. However, the best part of this whole thing was David Brooks' analysis of Jindal's response on NPR's Newshour after the fact. Brooks is an idiot Republican too, but this assessment is Rad As Hell:
Bobby Jindal - Nihilist. You Heard It Here!
In the words of Walter Sobchak: "Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."