And, of course, a retraction of sorts because he is campaigning.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/2 ... f=politics
Update - 6:47 p.m. - Jindal communications director Kyle Plotkin e-mails:
You are seeing it the wrong way.
The Governor has been clear that it is the job of Republicans to be fiscally responsible and balance the budget.
Paul Ryan has been doing more serious work in that vein than anyone in government and the Governor is grateful for it.
Paul is a friend of the Governor's and has his full-throated support.
The Governor made clear that fiscal conservatism and stopping President Obama's spending is vital.
His point is that budget balancing is a tool, not an agenda or a vision for a party. We have to have an agenda that is bigger than the numbers in the federal budget.
Because I'm not saying what I meant I said. The ability to talk out of two sides of your mouth is an amazing Republican tactic. Here's the deal, stand for something or don't. Having it both ways is what lost the presidential election.