Jindal’s new book will be out in October.
By Raif Karerat
WASHINGTON, DC: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may only be a presidential hopeful at this juncture, but the Indian American politician is already garnering support from a certain Louisiana clan that has done their fair share to put the state in the spotlight.
When Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame went on Fox News Radio on Monday, he was asked whom he would like to see in the Oval Office come next year. The current CEO of his family’s Duck Commander business stated he’s be enthused about seeing Jindal seated in the Oval Office.
“I’ve been talking a lot with Bobby Jindal, who is our governor. Bobby is a good friend of ours. He and his wife are good friends of Korie and [mine]. He has been on our television show. Anybody that comes down and has been on an episode of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ obviously is the frontrunner in my book,” he mused with a smile.
“Besides all that, he’s a good man,” Robertson continued. “He’s a Godly man. He’s honest, and so I’d like to see if he makes a run at it, and, you know, if so, we’ll definitely be trying to help him out.”
Jindal looks to have been making subtle yet pointed moves in an effort to ramp up for a run at the White House. According to The Times-Picayune, a Louisiana newspaper, Jindal is likely to make a formal announcement regarding the presidential race in June, once the state legislature session concludes.
In the meantime, Jindal announced last week he will be releasing a new book in October titled, “American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our Republic,” but he doesn’t want it to be misconstrued as a campaign book.
“I think those books are actually quite boring,” Jindal told the Associated Press.
In the book, Jindal reviews events ranging from the Louisiana Purchase to the Cold War and offers lessons for the present, which he considers “a critical moment” for the country.
The governor — who previously authored another book, “Leadership and Crisis,” half a decade ago in 2010 — told the AP he hopes people get to read his new book regardless of whether he runs or not.
However, in a seemingly explicit reference to the impending presidential election, Jindal’s publisher noted the book will offer “dramatic tales that demonstrate the courage, faith, and vision that we need in 2016” when announcing the release of their client’s latest tome.