Profile: Bobby Jindal

The first Indian-American Governor has a plan (or 12) for Louisiana

In August 2006, Bobby Jindal had to unexpectedly help his wife Supriya deliver the couple's third child at home. It was possibly the only thing that has happened in his life for which he didn't have a multipoint plan. Louisiana's new Republican Governor boasts a level of ever-prepared wonkiness that doesn't typically appeal to the state's voters, who often opt for colorful pols, glad handers and bons vivants. Jindal knows he'll never be that guy. Why try to fake it? "For too long, politics have been entertainment in Louisiana," he tells me two days after winning the state's off-year election on...

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