- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday that he believes the country is ready for a big change in 2016, though he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll try to be the person to do it.

“If I were to decide to run, I certainly think our country is hungry for a big change,” the Republican governor said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think there’s a lot of frustration with both Democrat and Republicans in both parties. Everyone just wants to make incremental changes.”

Mr. Jindal said he would make a decision on a presidential run after the midterm elections in November.

He also spoke on the show about his problems with the common core curriculum, which he said was never intended to be a top-down approach where education standards are dictated by the federal government.

“I’m for tests, I’m for standards, I just don’t want the federal government driving those standards,” Mr. Jindal said. “I’m very worried about my kids doing these things. I think it’d be better if they slowed down, let the parents, teachers have more transparency.”

Mr. Jindal completed the ice bucket challenge, dousing himself with a bucket of water on Wednesday to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He nominated “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, who accepted the challenge as Mr. Jindal watched during Thursday’s show.

“I think we should start dunking members of Congress every time they say something stupid on your show,” Mr. Jindal said.