Well, he did tell us so.


After months of rumors and speculation about “will he or won’t he,”?Gov. Bobby Jindal seemed to emphatically close the book on talk of being a vice presidential candidate for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s run to the White House this week.


Well, he did tell us so.

After months of rumors and speculation about “will he or won’t he,”?Gov. Bobby Jindal seemed to emphatically close the book on talk of being a vice presidential candidate for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s run to the White House this week.

Amid recent missteps Jindal seems to have made, this is one of the most positive steps he’s taken.

While we may never know why McCain was really scheduled to visit New Orleans Wednesday, that visit was abruptly “postponed”?because of Hurricane Dolly’s impact on the Gulf of Mexico. But many believed the Arizona senator was coming to meet with Jindal about possibly offering him the veep job once again. Jindal went on the Fox News Channel that morning and laid it on the line before a national audience that he would not be a vice presidential candidate. Instead, he vowed to support McCain as Louisiana’s governor, the job he has said he wants right now. Then, McCain’s trip was coincidentally canceled. Think about it.

If Jindal would have taken McCain up on the supposed offer, he would have run the risk of being linked to a losing cause. McCain is trailing Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama in most polls. No offense to McCain, but perhaps Jindal saw that he wouldn’t have been linked to a winner.

Besides, at least finishing out his first term in office and possibly a second would give him more time to fix Louisiana’s problems and improve on his “golden boy”?status with Republicans. Plus, he’d keep Louisiana in his corner by sticking around instead of bolting six months into the job.