He recently won the governor's seat in Louisiana. Not only is he the youngest elected governor in the country at 36, he's also the first Indian American governor ever in the U.S. and the first nonwhite governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction.
Jindal took 53 percent of the votes, beating out 11 opponents.
He's also Republican. And a born-again Christian (he's Catholic).
I wonder how folks in the Indian American community view him, since I would guess many are not Republican, nor Catholic.
It's interesting to see how the initial stories are framed: First nonwhite governor in the state; youngest governor; son of immigrants; pursuing the American Dream; etc.
His politics are strictly conservative - he's against abortion and supports the war, among other things.
And Louisiana doesn't have a huge Indian American population - does that put him even more at odds with the rest of the country's larger South Asian population?