A lowlight from Bobby Jindal's oddly stilted GOP response:

As we take these steps, we must remember, for all of our troubles at home, dangerous enemies still seek our destruction. Now is no time to dismantle the defenses that have protected this country for hundreds of years or to make deep cuts in funding for our troops.

America's fighting men and women can do anything. If we give them the resources they need, they will stay on the offensive, defeat our enemies, and protect us from harm.

Who, exactly, is proposing to "dismantle" our defenses? Jindal leaves the sleazy implication that Obama is pushing big defense budget cuts, which is simply not true.

I also had trouble following Jindal's broader logic. Apparently because a Louisiana Sherrif almost got him arrested over some rescue boats, the stimulus won't work? 

--Michael Crowley