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Young gun won't be McCain's running mate
Herald Sun ^ | 18 August 2008

Posted on 08/17/2008 8:14:06 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

YOUNG Indian-American governor of Lousiana, Bobby Jindal, a rising Republican star, has ruled himself out of the race to be the party's vice-presidential pick.

Asked if he would like to be John McCain's running mate, Jindal, 37, told NBC's Meet the Press "No. I've got the job I want."

"I'm voting for Senator McCain. I'll do what I can to help him. I'll do it as good governor. We cut taxes, we're growing jobs, lowest unemployment in 30 years, but we have more work," he said.

Mr Jindal's name has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick as the rumor mill heats up over who will do battle in November's elections alongside both McCain and his Democratic rival Barack Obama.

At 37, the Louisiana governor would offer some balance to McCain's White House bid, as the 72-year-old Arizona senator would be the oldest US president elected to a first-term in office if he wins the polls.

"I don't want to be vice president. I'm not going to be the nominee," Mr Jindal added.

Mr Jindal's name was first mentioned as a possible McCain running mate by influential conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh in March. Limbaugh even described Jindal as the next Ronald Reagan, the icon of US conservatives.

The son of Punjabi immigrants and a social conservative, Mr Jindal has built his political support in Louisiana among Christian conservatives and middle-class whites with his promises to cut taxes, tighten government spending and impose a total ban on abortions.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; bobbyjindal; gop; johnmccain; presidentmccain
This bloke sounds VERY good!
1 posted on 08/17/2008 8:14:06 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hmmm....a young, articulate politician who actually wants to do the job he was elected to do. That is instead of not doing that jobn & overreaching for a higher office he’s [probably] not ready for. How refreshing!


2 posted on 08/17/2008 8:18:20 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81
Hmmm....a young, articulate politician who actually wants to do the job he was elected to do. That is instead of not doing that jobn & overreaching for a higher office he’s [probably] not ready for. How refreshing!

I see it now! Obama is the AntiJindal!

3 posted on 08/17/2008 8:20:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Aussie Dasher

he just got there.

bit early to go “up” to washington dc.


4 posted on 08/17/2008 8:21:25 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

After watching McCain’s latest ad in which he perpetuates one of the biggest lies on the current scene, by bragging that he “went after Big Oil”, I REALLY need some kind of motivation to vote for this moderate Democrat, even over the anti-American, race Marxist


5 posted on 08/17/2008 8:22:21 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

Jindal is against lower taxes..

McCain needs Marc sanford...


6 posted on 08/17/2008 8:25:19 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Aussie Dasher

This is the best for Governor Jindal’s future, as well I believe for Louisiana right now.

Hopefully he won’t make anymore mistakes such as the pay raise debacle.

I hope he succeeds in his goals for Louisiana. They need someone with his vision as we needed Tom McClintock here in California.


7 posted on 08/17/2008 8:27:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Say Obama were "Pinky", Then who is "The Brain"?)
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To: abb

Ping


8 posted on 08/17/2008 8:28:39 PM PDT by indcons (People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. - A. J. Liebling)
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To: EyeGuy
I REALLY need some kind of motivation...

President Barack Hussein Obama

Vice President Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State John F'in Kerry

Secretary of Defense Tony McPeak

National Security Advisor Weaseley Clark

Motivated yet? See my tagline.
9 posted on 08/17/2008 8:31:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (If the choice is a suntanned Jimmy Carter or a Cranky Old Guy, I'm with the Cranky Old Guy)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Jindal could take one for the team here, and at no real cost to him politically.

McCain should come out and say that while Jindal is a rising star in American politics, he is, like Obama, too young and inexperienced to assume the mantle of President should he be needed to do so at this time.

Maybe in a few more years of Governing Louisiana he will be well prepared for the challenge.


10 posted on 08/17/2008 8:48:30 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Aussie Dasher

I love Bobby Jindal, and I wish he’d run for President. This is the kind of leadership this country needs.

God bless him.


11 posted on 08/17/2008 8:52:40 PM PDT by Joyell
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To: demoskowitz

I second that about Mark Sanford. He has been a strong conservative governor and is fairly young.


12 posted on 08/17/2008 8:52:40 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: hout8475

Good. I don’t want him to be VP either.

He has made alot of mistakes and he is as green as Obama. Not a good choice to start with...he needs major seasoning.


13 posted on 08/17/2008 8:57:54 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Aussie Dasher

A wise move for Jindal. Why settle for VP when he can be the president in a few more years.


14 posted on 08/17/2008 9:16:13 PM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: EyeGuy

just saw that ad tonight. Horrible. Reminded me why I’ve never liked him....”The original Maverick”...blah blah blah.


15 posted on 08/17/2008 10:45:34 PM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: EyeGuy
I REALLY need some kind of motivation to vote for this moderate Democrat, even over the anti-American, race Marxist

See my tagline:

Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices

The brave men and women in our military forces would have to salute their Commander in Chief: President Barack Hussein Obama.

I can't even imagine such a thing...

16 posted on 08/17/2008 10:53:53 PM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: JaneNC

What do you think of Sara Palin?


17 posted on 08/17/2008 11:35:34 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (est deus in nobis)
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To: rockinqsranch
Governor Jindal made the right decision by staying in Louisiana to take out the trash.

Ray Nagin's buddies are being investigated by the FBI, IRS and several other federal organizations.

I think that Governor Jindal needs to keep state pressure on the New Orleans dirtbags, and he should hit "Ray-Ray" with statewide investigations aplenty.

18 posted on 08/17/2008 11:37:47 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Governor Palin would be an excellent choice.

I also like LT Governor Steele and Governor Romney.

19 posted on 08/17/2008 11:38:48 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Cosmo

”The original Maverick” = aisle-crossing, LeftMedia loving, Democrat traitor.

The Maverick has done, and continues to do, deep and lasting damage to the conservative cause in this country.


20 posted on 08/18/2008 6:28:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: the invisib1e hand
I see it now! Obama is the AntiJindal!

Ha Ha Ha Good observation!

21 posted on 08/18/2008 6:01:58 PM PDT by Cheetahcat
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