Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jindal All the Way!

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday to become the first Indian-American to lead a U.S. state.

With most of the precincts counted, Jindal, 36, had 54 percent of the vote to win without a runoff in Louisiana's electoral system, where candidates of all parties run in a single primary.

Full Reuters story here.

Congratulations to Bobby Jindal! I am not Indian but as a fellow Asian, I think Bobby Jindal's victory is a huge triumph. No longer will the likes of Mrs Clinton's and Joseph Biden's stereotyping of Indians be tolerated.

If not for Kathleen Blanco's dirty final campaign tactics in the last gubernatorial elections, Bobby Jindal would have been running for re-election this time around. And who knows how differently Hurricane Katrina and Rita would have been handled in Louisiana?

With this win, Bobby Jindal, at 36 is the country's youngest ever elected governor. I have no doubt that Jindal will be a very good governor for Louisiana. I hope he keeps his promise of ending corruption and of getting rid of those feeding from the "public trough". About time.


  1. I'm glad to know Jindal is being elected as Louisana Governor. I'm sure he will do a good job.

  2. Yes, I think Jindal is destined for bigger things in national politics in the future.

  3. Always love the 'David Vs Goliath' (wonder if i got the spelling correct) story.

    May he do well in Louisana and a small steps to bigger things for the future.

  4. When he lost the governor's race in 2003, he ran for Congress in 2004 and won the seat in a conservative section of New Orleans .. I think it was New Orleans. So he already has some national exposure. But a very intelligent guy like Bobby Jindal, if he keeps to his conservative roots, he will be a big draw on the national front for conservatives in the future, maybe even presidential level! If he has a good record governing Louisiana, well, all the better the chances for him to go for future presidential races. He is still young .. only 36.

  5. Hi Kak Puteri,

    Haha...Bobby Jindal reminds me of a timble...Period...

    The timble you use in sewing...It's called Jindal in Malay or something similar to that, no?

  6. Daphne, I don't know what a thimble is called in Malay. Jindal? Really? Hahaha!


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