Jindal: No VP For Me

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Veep

If I were Bobby Jindal, I’d be saying this too. There’s no way he’s ready to be VP (or President for that matter) at only 37, and he certainly doesn’t want to be used as a way to boost McCain’s “diversity” cred.

From Fox News:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he will not run for vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.

Jindal’s comments come as speculation is swirling that John McCain might announce his running mate choice imminently, as a way to draw attention away from Barack Obama’s high-profile overseas trip.

The Louisiana governor told “FOX & Friends” that he’d be “surprised” if the McCain campaign came down with a decision this week. And he threw water on the buzz about his own chances.

“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.

Well, that’s pretty definitive. I’m sure people will continue to speculate about him, but I’m putting Bobby Jindal in the Jim Webb category of “not this time.”


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3 Responses to “Jindal: No VP For Me”

  1. Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Bobby Jindal: No Veep For Me Says:

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  2. kranky kritter Says:

    ___Or__ …

    …it’s a way to preserve face and look important by issuing a “no thanks, I’m not interested” as soon as you find out or strongly suspect you weren’t going to be the one chosen anyway.

    It suggests that perhaps McCain is going to announce his choice soon, though.

  3. Tully Says:

    Jindal would be great for the job, but isn’t going to bail out on his commitment to Louisiana. And he’s got decades to keep going.

    It’s not the years, it’s the mileage. His resume makes Obama’s look like a 7-11 clerk’s application.

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