Image by The National Guard via FlickrNow here's news that doesn't depress me. According to newsmax.com, a federal political action committee is being formed to support Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) in a run for Barry's job.
Jindal himself is not directly involved in this effort.
"The governor has said that he has the job he wants, and he hopes to be re-elected (in 2011) to continue to move Louisiana forward," Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin told the New Orlean Times-Picayune Web site.
He added, "It's flattering, but the governor does not support this effort. This is a distraction from the critical issues that we face, and the governor will not be involved in any capacity."
Dan Kyle, a former legislative auditor and failed GOP candidate in several bids for office, has said that he believes Jindal will seek the presidency.
"We're not necessarily saying 2012, but we want to be ready," Kyle said. "But in 2016 we'll be ready ready. I know people feel he has a lot of unfinished business in Louisiana before he moves on. We would love to keep him here as long as possible, but if it turns out it's better for him to run in 2012, we'll support that."
Is that a choir of angels I hear?