BATON ROUGE -- Facing unrelenting public pressure, Gov. Bobby Jindal suddenly reversed course Monday and vetoed a controversial bill that would have doubled the pay of state lawmakers.Once this bill was pared down, I really put it at the bottom of my list of things to worry about. This article, though, turns on some lightbulbs. We could actually RECALL the governor for diminishing the people's confidence in government?
Jindal said at a news conference that he vetoed the bill because its passage had become a white-hot political issue that has preoccupied government the past three weeks. Letting the pay raise become law, he said, would "diminish the people's confidence in government."...
While legislators had argued that the raise was long overdue, public opposition, expressed in recall petitions filed against five legislators and Jindal last week, had shaken their resolve.