Politics & Media
Jun 17, 2008, 01:08PM

Don't Let Him Leave Yet

Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and the first Indian American to lead a state government, has been pegged by many as the perfect VP compliment to John McCain. He's young, untraditionally conservative, and exciting, but this writer thinks he has a lot more to do in a state still recovering from Hurricane Katrina before he moves on.

After a Memorial Day party at his home in Arizona, political analysts believe they know who is on the short list for John McCain's VP. Invitations were sent to Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota.

Huckabee and Pawlenty were unable to attend the gathering for personal reasons. The other three were available. Many speculate these men could potentially be McCain's running mate.

But Jindal isn't ready yet.

Don't get me wrong - Jindal is great. He has done a lot in the 37 years he has been alive. He was a consultant, worked in both health and education on the state and federal level and spent more time in Washington, D.C., than Obama.

Jindal has also been governor for six months. Jindal knows what he is doing, and he is doing it well. Under the guidance of Jindal, the Louisiana Legislature has already passed massive ethics reforms.

Jindal has more work still to do here.


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