Bashing Obama, Jindal Also Critical of GOP Slogan

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) steered off message during his "Meet the Press" appearance on Sunday by trampling a talking point that has been cited by House Republicans.

Jindal, a former House member who is a top contender to be Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) running mate, criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for his "all of the above" approach to energy.

"All of the above" is the House Republican slogan for addressing high gas prices, encompassing more energy production, encouraging efficiency, and increasing supply.

During his appearance on Sunday, Jindal said that McCain "has a long history of bucking his own party, his own president, whether it was fighting against earmarks, wasteful spending, and he's got a long tradition of standing on principle for what he believes is right. Unlike Sen. Obama, he's for all of the above when it comes to our energy solutions. You know, Sen. Obama's been out there saying he wants to increase taxes on coal, on natural gas. He said nuclear energy is not the right answer for America. He says that he doesn't want more domestic oil and gas production off our coast."

- Bob Cusack