In a statement to Politico.com, Mike Reed, a spokesman for the governor’s office, referred to Democratic presidential candidate and metric system proponent Lincoln Chafee as a “Typical Democrat — wants to make America more European.”
“Governor Jindal would rather make the world more American,” he added, in his response to Politico’s request for comment.
Jindal is expected to announce his own run for president — seeking the Republican nomination — on June 24.
It notes that Jindal and Chaffee are both seen as long-shots for their respective party nominations, so the general election preview is entertaining.
Last week, the state Inspector General advised Jindal to avoid using his tax-payer funded office to lodge some political attacks. Critics had alleged that Jindal was violating state law that prohibits the use of public resources to “urge any elector to vote for or against any candidate” when he released an official statement slamming U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate. That release was sent to media without request.
“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,” IG Stephen Street said in a statement