Monday, June 02, 2008

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.”


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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

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2 Comments:

At 6/03/2008 8:44 AM, Blogger Dale said...

Go Bobby!

He has the makings of a great Veep candidate. But I think we'd all be better served by him getting a term under his belt and prepping for the big prize.

On a related note, the stories about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a veep candidate are pretty intriguing. An anti-corruption whistleblower, political giantslayer, outdoorswoman/gun owner, nondenom evangelical, mother of five (including a baby just born with Down's) and member of Feminists for Life. Talk about breaking some Republican molds (and moldiness).

 
At 6/03/2008 9:42 AM, Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I am made nervous by such a positive piece in the NYT about him.

It makes me wonder what's wrong with him.

 

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