Amid speculations about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's potential candidacy as McCain's vice president, a new (and old) news about him is floating around. A blogger for Swampland, TIME magazine's blog, says Jindal might bring "interesting talents to the table - such as exorcism."
The article "Physical Dimension of Spiritual Warfare," written by Jindal in December 1994 (published in the New Oxford Review) is finding a lot of space in the blogosphere.
Excerpt from the piece:
The crucifix had a calming effect on Susan, and her sister was soon brave enough to bring a Bible to her face. At first, Susan responded to biblical passages with curses and profanities. Mixed in with her vile attacks were short and desperate pleas for help. In the same breath that she attacked Christ, the Bible's authenticity, and everyone assembled in prayer, Susan would suddenly urge us to rescue her.
...Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer.
According to Swampland, this material had already come up during Jindal's run for governor. And it didn't hurt him.
Would this make any difference now? Please post your thoughts below.
Our previous Jindal-as-possible-VP items:
- NYT news story on Bobby Jindal and his agenda
- Coverage of Jindal's weekend with the McCains
- Liberal prof Vijay Prashad writes a funny letter about Bobby Jindal
- Conservative scholar says Jindal should not be on ticket - for now
- McCain to meet with Jindal, Crist, Romney
- April 2008 appearance on the Jay Leno show
- William Kristol says McCain staffers are floating McCain-Jindal ticket
- Rush Limbaugh's push for the ticket
- other conservatives' similar push