THE NEW "CENTER": STANDING IN ONLY PART OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR
Michael Gerson in The Washington Post:
...In recent days, Jindal has displayed another leadership quality: ideological balance. He is highly critical of the economic theory of the stimulus package and turned down $98 million in temporary unemployment assistance to his state.... But unlike some Republican governors who engaged in broad anti-government grandstanding, Jindal accepted transportation funding and other resources from the stimulus -- displaying a program-by-program discrimination that will serve him well in public office....
Got it? Because he's not rejecting all the money, it's not "grandstanding," it's "ideological balance." I suppose if it were 1962 and a Southern governor said black people could attend the state university but not vote, Gerson would also consider that "ideological balance."