Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t follow Rick Perry in backing Newt Gingrich | NOLA.com

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 3:30 PM

Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune By Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov Rick Perry may have now thrown his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, but Gov. Bobby Jindal, who was among Perry’s first and most prominent backers, does not plan to back another candidate before the party settles on a nominee.


The Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he was dropping out of the 2012 presidential race and backing Newt Gingrich for the nomination.

“I supported Rick because he is a personal friend, he has a strong record of job creation, and he and the people of Texas helped our state during Hurricane Gustav,” Jindal said after Perry’s announcement in South Carolina that he was quitting the presidential race.

“While I don’t plan to endorse anyone else in the primary, I look forward to supporting the nominee,” Jindal said. “America cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama.”

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According to Wikipedia.com, 

Piyush “Bobby” Jindal (born June 10, 1971)] is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana, and the first Indian American governor in the United States, and formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party. 

Early life, education, and business career

 Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal, who came to the United States as immigrants from Punjab, India, six months before he was born.  Jindal attended Baton Rouge Magnet High School, graduating in 1988. He competed in tennis tournaments, started a computer newsletter, a retail candy business, and a mail-order software company. He spent his free time working at the concession stands during LSU football games.Jindal was one of 50 students nationwide admitted to the elite PLME program at Brown University, guaranteeing him a place in medical school. He was interested in public policy. Jindal also completed a second major in biology. He graduated in 1991 at the age of 20, with honors in both majors. 

Jindal was named a member of the 1992 USA Today All-USA Academic Team. He was accepted by both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but studied at New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an M.Litt. degree in political science with an emphasis in health policy from the University of Oxford in 1994 for his thesis “A needs-based approach to health care”.  He turned down an offer to study for a D.Phil. in politics, instead joining the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.”

One Response to Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t follow Rick Perry in backing Newt Gingrich | NOLA.com

  1. Rosinea

    March 12, 2012 at 1:59 am

    As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all slhoud be deported?There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant -there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants- not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with illegal immigration.So she’s against deportation. It’s not humane. Okay, very good-I disagree with it, but at least it’s a position.Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They’ve got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally slhoud be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.So she contradicts herself BIGTIME in the next paragraph. She is DEMANDING they follow the rules. Never mind they BROKE THE RULES to get here. Nope, she contradicts herself horribly in this interview. Thus why I find her to be a typical politician.Reply