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Meghan McCain Interviews Rising Star Supriya Jindal

OK, so Bobby Jindal's televised response to Barack Obama didn't exactly guarantee his rise to national prominence, but maybe his charming wife will. Meghan McCain believes Mrs. Jindal is a huge asset to the Louisiana governor, as she titled her recent interview with Supriya Jindal: The first lady of 2012?

When Meghan McCain considers positive female role models in the GOP, she immediately thinks of Supriya, who moved from India to Baton Rouge when she was four.

To read some highlights from the interview,

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  • Meghan: Did you see the “Kenneth the Page” sketch?
  • Supriya: I have not. Should I have?
  • Meghan: No.
  • Meghan: Do you have any thoughts on the future of the Republican Party?
  • Supriya: I think the Republican Party needs to focus on innovative solutions and stop worrying who the leaders are and who the next this and that is.
  • Meghan: Your background is really fascinating to me because you are so educated. Why chemical engineering?
  • Supriya: I’ve always been drawn to math and science, even as a child. Growing up, my dad was an engineer and some of my uncles were engineers. So when it came to college, I thought, I will give this engineering thing a try.
  • Meghan: How important do you think fashion is in politics?
  • Supriya: We as women always want to look nice and presentable, but there is a balance there. I am very much a sale shopper and off-the-rack shopper. I love getting shoe deals.

Do you think Supriya has what it takes to be first lady?

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stephley stephley 7 years
Hmmm, I think the issues might run deeper than the three of them.
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
The two senators from Maine, and Spector from Pa., are the three main reasons, that the Republicans can not find "their voice"
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Yeah, they definitely reached more people, but I think that was more the message than the medium.
luna08 luna08 7 years
"only by a matter of degree"
luna08 luna08 7 years
"It is a surprise to a lot of people, though, steph. I have had countless people tell me about the "new" ways the Obama campaign used technology when in fact he was using many of the same methods Bush used." Lil, I agree with this. What the Obama campaign did technology-wise was different by a matter of degree.
stephley stephley 7 years
My's got a point - IF, and I realize to you it's a huge IF, Obama brings the economy under some control, it may not be THE hot button issue in the next two elections - then Republicans will need a 'we'll take it from here' message that will grab people. You'll need a fallback to the economy.
mydiadem mydiadem 7 years
I agree with that Stephley, and Republicans I think need to come up with positions on issues in the modern world: like pollution, innovation, global responsiblity. Right now it seems (and I stress my choice of word 'seems' here) that the Democrats are the only ones addressing these issues. Either they become more progressive to meet these new challenges or will become less relevant. JMO.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
It really is, steph! Although, I will give some of these people a pass, because I think a lot of them had just never volunteered for/worked on campaigns before. It just got frustrating to hear over and over. And I agree about balancing interests. I also think that putting economic issues at the forefront of the message will really help. I feel like, unless they make some huge shift, the Republican Party will generally draw more socially conservative voters because they will pretty much always be more socially conservative than the Democratic Party. I also feel like most (but of course not all) socially conservative people are also fiscally conservative. However, I do feel that there are quite a few people who are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I mean, you would think it would be Politics 101 that you would try to draw in the people who could go either way, without alienating the base. So, yeah, I basically just said what steph said about balance, but in a much more long-winded way.
stephley stephley 7 years
Oy Lil, it's frustrating when people think they've discovered the wheel - they're not smart enough to realize that they got lucky or just hit a nerve. Brendel, somehow the Republicans have to balance your interests, the far right and the moderates...
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
Thanks, My. Well, I consider the economy to be relevant and I vote Republican, but next time it may be Libertarian if the Republicans choose another candidate like McCain.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
It is a surprise to a lot of people, though, steph. I have had countless people tell me about the "new" ways the Obama campaign used technology when in fact he was using many of the same methods Bush used.
stephley stephley 7 years
I don't think it's a surprise Lil that the Republicans do use the technology that the Dems do. You guys have a divide on message and focus not unlike the Dems did in the '70s and you saw how long it took to fix that...
stephley stephley 7 years
Not serious and stupid don't mean the same thing.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I agree with her on all of that, I guess I just thought those were her views, not necessarily that she was on a mission to make the party more relevant. Anyway, a lot of people don't realize it, but the Republican Party actually uses resources/technology in ways similar to the Democratic Party. (I specifically remember a portion of Bush's campaign website dedicated to volunteer recruitment, etc.) I think that slightly altering the message and focus of the party would help leaps and bounds more than sillier pursuits, like becoming more "hip."
mydiadem mydiadem 7 years
Here is an excerpt from Meghan McCain's interview, I think it gives insight into what she thinks would make the party more relevant : McCain: I consider myself a progressive Republican. I am liberal on social issues. And I think that the party is at a place where social issues shouldn't be the issues that define the party. And I have taken heat, but in fairness to me, I am a different generation than the people that are giving me heat. I'm 24 years old. I'm not in my 40s, I'm not in my 50s and older. King: Therefore, you must, based on what you said, disagree with your father? ... Do you discuss it? McCain: We have a very big generation gap between me and my father. Yes, we discuss them. He's very open-minded. I was raised in an open-minded home. I was raised a Christian, but I was raised open-minded Christian -- one to accept people, love people, not pass judgment. ... I believe in gay marriage. ... I personally am pro-life, but I'm not going to judge someone that's pro-choice. It is not my place to judge other people and what they do with their body.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
Why would I ask the question if I wasn't serious? Maybe one or two people on here said Republicans weren't relevant to voters and I would like to know why. Don't answer it if you think it is a stupid question.
stephley stephley 7 years
I did: 'nah, that won't work' following your question means no, becoming Democrats wouldn't make Republicans relevant. It's hard to believe you were serious in asking the question.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
You're the one with the snarky remarks. How about answering the question instead of posting your bs?
stephley stephley 7 years
OMG, you've cut me to the quick!
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
Democrats aren't relevant either.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
How astute.
stephley stephley 7 years
Nah, that won't work.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
So for Republicans to become relevant we just need to become Democrats?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Thanks! I will have to go over and read it. I have always heard her say that she's not a diehard Republican, so it's odd for me to think that she would want to devote a ton of time to the party's image. I haven't read much on her in a while, though, so I'll have to check it out.
mydiadem mydiadem 7 years
If you go to CNN you can see the transcript of her interview with Larry King. Its interesting to read her take on things, especially her views on the Republican party.
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