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Bobby Jindal: McCain's Vice President?


First Posted: 07-30-08 01:49 PM   |   Updated: 08- 7-08 05:12 AM

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JULY 28 -- Louisiana Paper Says Jindal's Denial Isn't Definite: A Times-Picayune columnist suggests the governor could be privately jockeying for the job.

Rather than put speculation to rest, Jindal's comment -- which came as John McCain was planning a mysterious visit to Louisiana amid heavy chatter that he poised to choose a running mate -- set off a new round of confusion. ...


Jindal is a master practitioner of the "aw shucks, who me?" school of politics. He knows how to create the impression that he's just minding his business, when in fact he's lobbying behind the scenes.

JULY 23 -- Jindal Says He's Not Interested In VP Slot: Jindal says emphatically that he won't be VP.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he will not run for vice president on the Republican ticket, adding himself to a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race. ...


"Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I've got the job that I want. And I'll say again on air: I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. I'm going to help Senator McCain get elected, as governor of Louisiana," Jindal said.

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