Bobby Jindal: Inklings of a New (True) Champion of the Right
(Hat tip: Feddie)
The New York Times has a nice piece on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:
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.
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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.”
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Kristol Touts Jindal as McCain's Veep [UPDATED]
Bobby Jindal's National Prospects
Louisiana, The Media, and the Katrina Blame Game
Bobby Jindal - Catholic Convert and Son of Indian Immigrants - Wins Louisiana Governor's Race
Michael Denton's First Newspaper Column
A Strange Way to Woo Religious Voters
Louisiana Democrat "Know-Nothings" Attack Jindal
Dems Go After Jindal's Catholicism & Ethnicity