A Republican Surprise In Louisiana

Is the U.S. about to get its first Governor of full-fledged Indian--and we don't mean Native American--ancestry? In Louisiana's race for Governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, 32, born and raised in Baton Rouge by parents who emigrated from India, is in a surprising dead heat for first place with Democratic Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco. Jindal already has a whiz kid's resume: state health secretary, executive director of the national commission on Medicare, president of the University of Louisiana system and a top health-policy adviser to the Bush Administration--all before the age of 30. He has wooed Louisiana's relatively conservative voters with his...

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