by Kevin Allman
Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had traveled the country stumping for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was quick to distance himself when Romney pancaked on Election Day.
The Daily Mail, a conservative-leaning British tabloid, today published an article in which anonymous Romney advisors are now firing back against "the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him."
More below the cut, including a quote from a Romney advisor who said, "Bobby Jindal wanted very, very much to be Vice President."
But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those who had been quickest to lambast Romney.
After Romney told donors on a post-election conference call that many voted had plumped for President Barack Obama because he had offered them 'gifts', Jindal said Romney's comments were 'absolutely wrong'.
He said: 'We have got to stop dividing American voters. We need to go after 100 per cent of the votes, not 53 per cent - we need to go after every single vote.'
The anonymous adviser said: 'Bobby Jindal wanted very, very much to be Vice President. He appeared publicly with Governor Romney after the 47 per cent comments, which the governor himself said were totally wrong.
'Newt Gingrich made it clear to us he wanted to be part of a Romney administration.
'Both these guys - and others - were the governor's best friend when it seemed he was on the brink of becoming our 45th President. Now they're calling him a bum. Real profiles in courage.'
Jindal continues to insist he has no designs on any office outside Louisiana.