BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — As hyper-conservative Louisiana Governor Piyush (“Bobby”) Jindal announced today on Fox News, with a solitary reporter at his side, that he is throwing in the towel in his quest to be president, he also told his fellow Louisianans that he is running for re-election.
The Bayou State will elect its next governor on Saturday. Until today’s announcement by the 44-year-old Jindal, the leading candidates were US Sen. David Vitter, another conservative Republican, and John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. Edwards is favored.
When the solitary reporter pointed out to Piyush that he is term-limited, his reply was crisp and to the point: “I don’t like Vitter and I don’t like John Bel Edwards."
“I don’t like Edwards because he’s a Democrat, and I don’t like Vitter because he was unfaithful to his wife and he got away with it.”
“I’m entitled to continue to pursue my political ambitions, and I really don’t feel like going back to work at my think tank, America Next,” Jindal continued. “Next, it’s up to everybody in Louisiana to do the right thing and write in my name on Saturday."
Jindal’s approval ratings in Louisiana are at 20%.