Bobby Jindal apparently thinks he has a shot at the presidency. On Friday, the Louisiana governor released his birth certificate in the hopes to avoid the kind of birther rhetoric that's plagued Obama since before his election.
The birth certificate, once you've gotten a really good look at it, raises more questions than it answers, though. First of all, why did the doctor wait two months after his birth to sign it? Bobby Jindal was born on June 10, 1971. The doctor didn't sign the birth certificate until August 13, 1971. Why the wait? And, as Donald Trump would say, where's the long form at?
At the time of his birth, his parents listed their address as "Physics Department, LSU," instead of an actual, you know, residential address. They did live in student housing, but why not list the actual address instead of the department of a university? Jindal's parents came over to the United States when his mother was still pregnant with him. The fact that there is no real address listed on his birth certificate, and that the doctor waited more than two months to sign raises a couple red flags right there.
Not only that, there are a number of birthers out there who adamantly believe that at least one parent must be a natural-born U.S. citizen in order for the child to be eligible to run for president. If this is the case, then the fact that Jindal was (supposedly) born in Louisiana is irrelevant. He would still not meet the requirements to run. Bobby Jindal, is in essence, an anchor baby, the kind of American that most Tea Partiers revile.
Bobby Jindal's parents came over from India on green cards secured by his father. His mother studied nuclear physics at Louisiana State University on scholarship. His father, Amar, come here as part of a U.S. government program to increase the number of engineers in the States. His mother, Raj, now works for the U.S. Department of Labor as the Director of Information Technology.