Governor Bobby Jindal sworn in for second term
POSTED: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 2:03pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:40pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The who's who of louisiana politics came out in style to watch Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal begin his second term in office.
From former governors Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco to state wide elected officials, all eyes on the governor, and their watches.
Even Gov. Jindal admitted he knows he's not the most important event going on today in Louisiana.
"I'm afraid if we waited till tomorrow to we'd be inaugurating national football champions coach Les Miles our next governor, " said Jindal.
But Gov. Jindal's tone changed quickly when he began talking about what he plans to achieve in the next four years.
"As long as the native sons and daughters of louisiana want to come home but cant find work our mission isn't over, " said Jindal, "... As long as there are children who are not receiving a quality education here in louisiana our mission is not over."
The main focus of the governor's inaugural address was action for education reform. Governor Jindal urged people in Louisiana to strive to take the politics out of the classroom and say no to the status quo.
"Long ago we decided every kid has the right to get a quality education from an excellent teacher," said Gov. Jindal.
"In some places public schools are functioning," said Gov. Jindal, "but in others the traditional public schools are failing our kids."
Governor Jindal closed his speech on a lighter note chanting "Who dat say they're going to beat them Saints," and "go Tigers."