I spent more than 10 years of my life in Louisiana. It is a place that near and dear to my heart. It is also a place that needs some help. It is a poor state with a terrible education record. Yep, there are some great people in Louisiana. they just need a little help. I have no idea if Bobby Jindal a republican from a New Orleans suburb can do the trick. I wish him well.
The Lt. Governor is a very familiar face - Mitch Landreiu. He goes from a Louisiana political family. He is a democrat with deep ties to the Louisiana political machine. Hopefully, the Governor and Lt. Governor can work together to help New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and their state.
Update: I found this post on Bobby Jindal. Looks like he isn't that good at keeping his word. Disappointing.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal won the Louisiana governor's race Saturday, becoming the nation's youngest governor and the first non-white to hold the state's post since Reconstruction.
Jindal, the 36-year-old Republican son of Indian immigrants, carried more than half the vote against 11 opponents. With about 87 percent of the vote in, Jindal had 53 percent with 588,002 — more than enough to win outright and avoid a Nov. 17 runoff. (more...)