As you may know, SAJAforum closely covered the Bobby-Jindal-as-possible-VP story very closely. But since then, we have not done much on Governor Jindal (except when Esquire named him one of the six most influential people for the 21st Century).
We now have a reason to write about two Jindals. Let's start with First Lady Supriya Jindal (official bio in full below). She's hitting the campaign trail for Senator John McCain:
Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal will campaign forJohn McCain with Cindy McCain in Pennsylvania today and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21.
They will attend rallies in Bucks County and Philadelphia today, and make a stop in Blue Bell, Pa., according to a news release by Melissa Sellers with the Governor's Office.
On Tuesday, Mrs. Jindal will attend another campaign rally with Cindy in Pennsylvania before returning home to Louisiana, the release states.
Meanwhile, Gov. Jindal is looking ahead to 2012 (click on the image to magnify). From Politico's Jonathan Martin:
Jindal will speak at the Iowa Family Policy Center's “Celebrating the Family” banquet in suburban Des Moines on November 22nd, according to his spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers. While in the state, he also may to go to Cedar Rapids to see some of those areas impacted by the summer floods. Jindal, of course, has led his state's recovery from Katrina since being elected in 2007.
It will be Jindal's first visit to Iowa, Sellers said.
The trip is a reminder that, even with a presidential election looming, caucus politics is never far away in the Hawkeye State.
The Christian conservative organization is led by Chuck Hurley, a well-known activist who first backed Sam Brownback before switching over to Mike Huckabee in this year's GOP nomination battle.
Their flyer touting Jindal's speech features quotes from conservative luminaries. "The next Ronald Reagan," says Rush Limbaugh.
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From the official First Lady page of the Louisiana state website:
Supriya Jindal became the First Lady of Louisiana on January 14, 2008, when her husband was sworn in as Governor. She is currently the second youngest first lady in the nation.
The mother of three young children, Supriya plans to take an interest in issues regarding children’s health care, and looks forward to bettering the lives of children around the state as First Lady.
Supriya grew up in Metairie until the age of 4, and then moved to Baton Rouge. She attended public schools and even attended school with her future husband. After completing her freshman year at Baton Rouge High School, Supriya moved back to New Orleans and graduated from Grace King High School in 1989. Despite numerous scholarship offers from around the country, she decided to stay in Louisiana and attend Tulane University.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Tulane in chemical engineering, Supriya went to work at Monsanto Chemical in Luling while earning her M.B.A. from Tulane University. After finishing school in 1996, Supriya went to work in Baton Rouge as an engineer for the Albemarle Corporation. She has also since finished all coursework at LSU towards a Ph.D. in marketing, with a dissertation remaining.
In 1996, after not speaking since high school, Bobby called Supriya after his date for a Mardi Gras Ball cancelled at the last minute. Supriya agreed to accompany him to the ball. After dating for several months, they were married in October 1997 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge.
In 2003, she became a Congressional spouse when her husband was overwhelmingly elected as a U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s First Congressional District.
Supriya enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends, as well as going to the zoo and festivals around the state with her children.