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Jindal Plans To Talk With McCain About LA, Not About VP

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says his upcoming trip to Arizona to meet with presumed Repubican Presidential Nominee John McCain is a chance to talk about Louisiana.
He downplays the recent political talk about being on a short list of candidates to be McCain's vice-president.
"Pundents have all these lists. The reality is nine out of 10 times those lists are completely wrong. This happens every political season. I've had several converstations with Senator McCain. We've never talked about the vice-presidency or those kinds of topics. We've always talked about Louisiana's needs."
Jindal says he'll talk with McCain about the help the state still needs in rebuilding its levees and coastlines.
The governor says he's paying for the Arizona trip with his own campaign money.
KSLA News 12 talked with a few Shreveporters and got their thoughts on Jindal possibly being considered a vice-presidential candidate.
"Well, I hope he stays in Louisiana. We just voted him in it would be nice to have him here and see what he can do for our state," said Brenda Stinson.
"I think he would be great (for him to be vice-president). He's smart and he would be a good candidate and I just think it would be a good thing for him," said Jackie Milam.
"I think with him being so early in the term of governor it would be kind of ridiculous to jump up and jump on the tickets with John McCain to be vice-president. To me it's a betrayal of the people of Louisiana because they voted to put him in (as governor)," said Henry Jiles.
"It might be awesome since he's in Louisiana. We need a good clean up in our government here so that might be a chance to clean it up a little bit," said Terri Hooker.
At 37-years-old, Jindal has already put together an impressive resume.
In 1996, then-Governor Mike Foster appointed Jindal as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
Three years later, he became the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana System.
In 2001, President George Bush nominated Jindal to be the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation.
Two years later, Jindal lost the governor's race to Kathleen Blanco.
In 2004, he was elected to congress. In 2006 he won re-election with 88 percent of the vote.
Last year he was elected Louisiana's governor.

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