The chatter over Gov. Bobby Jindal becoming Sen. John McCain's running mate is growing louder. NBC announced yesterday that Jindal would be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night, April 28, referring to him as a "possible Republican vice presidential candidate."
Known to his constituents as simply Governor Bobby, Jindal is the Nation's youngest Governor at the age of 36 and in his first term in office the political pundits have already labeled him the future of the GOP and the next Ronald Regan [sic]. Jindal is the first elected Indian American Governor in U.S. history.
In a separate statement, the Governor's office makes no mention of the potential VP candidate angle. The press release states: "The Governor will discuss the many reforms underway in the state and highlight the fact the Louisiana is open for business and working to become the best place in the world to raise a family, get a high-paying job, and pursue a great career."
Jindal is also scheduled to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. later that week.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.