Bobby Jindal recently said he will not be John McCain’s vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket, but that’s not quelling national interest in Louisiana’s young policy-wonk governor who Rush Limbaugh has already crowned “the next Ronald Reagan.” The current issue of Details magazine includes a flattering feature on Jindal. Titled, “The Making
of Bobby Jindal,” Details writes, “the 37-year-old governor of Louisiana is out
to reinvent the Republican Party in his own slick, telegenic image. And if that
means purging the GOP of its Dubya-era demons, no matter—he likes a good
exorcism, too.” The men’s magazine explores Jindal’s upbringing, his conversion
from Hindu to Catholicism and his rapid rise to the state’s highest post. Read
the full story here
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.