May 25th, 2010
04:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Jindal postpones book to focus on oil spill

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's book was scheduled to come out in July.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's book was scheduled to come out in July.

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked that the release of his forthcoming political book be delayed so he can focus on the Gulf Coast oil spill, his publisher said Tuesday.

The book - "Real Hope, Real Change: New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America" - was originally slated for a July, 2010 release.

"Regnery Publishing is postponing the release of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's upcoming book, 'Real Hope, Real Change,' at the request of Governor Jindal," said Marji Ross, president of the conservative publishing house.

"We understand and support the Governor's commitment to focus 150 percent of his attention on the BP oil spill and its impact on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast," she added.

A synopsis on Amazon.com describes Jindal's book as a mixture of biography and political philosophy.

When it was announced in April 2009, the book deal immediately sparked chatter about Jindal's national ambitions. The book's synopsis does little to tamp down the speculation.

"From health care and national debt to how we can fundamentally transform Washington, Jindal tackles controversial issues and offers fresh solutions," it reads. "Insightful and inspiring, 'Real Hope, Real Change' provides the leadership voice Republicans seek and the guidance America needs."


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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Dennis

    It was postponed because in it he advocates putting Halliburton is charge of National Defense, British Petroleum in charge of homeland security and Transocean in charge of environmental protection as conservative's solutions to help the American Middle Class. But wait there's more. Let's just let corporate america run the whole country.

    May 25, 2010 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. Get A Grip

    Maybe Obama should cancel his second vacation since this oil spill or at the very least cut back on all those gulf games and do some work for a change. Obama going on vacation and skipping the Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, but he'll be sure to be back on time for the Paul McCartney concert. What a weak excuse for a President.

    May 25, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" Economics has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    Howdy Dowdy wrote a whole book about two words?

    "tax cuts" worked into ever sentence., while creative writing, when dealing with healthcare, does stand a chance of being repetitious.

    May 25, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
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