Louisiana's possible champion of the right
Speculative frenzy surrounds Gov. Jindal as potential McCain V.P. choice
By Adam Nossiter
The New York Times
updated 2:23 a.m. ET, Mon., June. 2, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. - Religion and fiscal stringency have a friendly home at the state Capitol here, with a conservative, Bobby Jindal, in the governor’s office, a host of straight-arrow novice legislators eager to please him and an honored spot for the Louisiana Family Forum in the old marble halls.
The newly conservative tone of state government is seeping through a host of successful bills — on school vouchers, creationism, stem-cell restrictions and tax and spending cuts — and it is adding to the speculative frenzy here surrounding Mr. Jindal as a potential vice-presidential choice for Senator John McCain.
Politicians here say they are certain that Mr. Jindal would balance a McCain ticket, and not just because he is an Indian-American. The Christian right has a new champion in Mr. Jindal, a serious Catholic who has said that “in my faith, you give 100 percent of yourself to God.”
The more I learn about Governor Jindal the more I like him. And as much as I believe he could only help McCain as VP, I realize Louisiana needs him right now. It's worth clicking the link to read the whole article, IMO, Gov. Jindal is doing great work for Louisiana.