Limbaugh Defends Jindal: 'He's Brilliant'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2009 6:20 PM CST
In this Jan. 18 file photo, Rush Limbaugh is interviewed by ABC.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – Bobby Jindal has been almost universally panned on both the left and right for his speech last night—with one notable exception. Longtime backer Rush Limbaugh defended Jindal today and warned his detractors to back off, reports ThinkProgress. "I love Bobby Jindal, and that did not change last night," said Limbaugh, who once referred to the Louisiana governor as the next Ronald Reagan.

"The people on our side are really making a mistake if they go after Bobby Jindal on the basis of style," said Limbaugh. "Because if you think—people on our side, I'm talking to you—those of you who think Jindal was horrible, you think—in fact, I don't ever want to hear from you ever again. I've spoken to him numerous times; he's brilliant. He's the real deal."