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Monday, June 16, 2008

Gingrich: Gov. Jindal For Vice President

by Klaus Marre | The Hill | June 15, 2008

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “would be far and away the best candidate” to appear on the Republican presidential ticket with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).

Gingrich, who appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” heaped praise upon the former congressman, saying that he is a “spectacular” governor and predicted that Jindal [GIN-dle] would be a presidential candidate in the future.

However, Jindal, who also was a guest on the show, said that he already holds the job he wants.

“I’m certainly supporting Sen. McCain, will do whatever I can to help him get elected, but I’m focused on being governor of Louisiana,” Jindal stated.

Asked whether it could be a problem that the governor, who is 37, might be perceived as not ready to lead the country in case he would have to replace McCain, Gingrich said the case can be made that Jindal’s “experience in the executive branch and in the legislative branch is greater than” that of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).

“It strikes me that it’s going to be very hard for Obama’s campaign to explain that... Read more>>>


Blogger Butch said...

I have two big problems with Jindal:

He’s a creationists who wants to push his religion into public school science class.

He believes that bad spirits cause illness and demon exorcism can cure cancer.

He being on the ticket would make it VERY hard for me to support McCain.

Mon Jun 16, 09:32:00 AM CDT  

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