21. October 2007 · Comments Off on America: The Land of Opportunity · Categories: General

The American Dream is alive and well. That would be the dream that I learned about in school, growing up in the 1960s. The dream that said even a boy born in a log cabin could grow up to be president. The dream that said your success in life is only limited by your willingness to work for it.

In Louisiana, they just had a gubernatorial election. Kathleen Blanco, of Hurricane Katrina fame, wasn’t running for re-election, so it was a wide open field, and the winner is an Oxford-educated son of Indian immigrants. The first non-white governor since Reconstruction, and a conservative, Bobby Jindal handily defeated his competitors. This was his second time running for governor, having lost to Blanco four years ago.

“My mom and dad came to this country in pursuit of the American dream. And guess what happened. They found the American dream to be alive and well right here in Louisiana,” [Jindal] said to cheers and applause at his victory party.


Comments closed.