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. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Yeah why bother with a book release which no one will pay attention to when you can get all the camera time standing around looking concerned and doing nothing.

    May 25, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    I'm sure it was ghost-written, but regardless, it still is amazing to see a Republican put the needs of his state ahead of his and his party's political ambitions.

    May 25, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    All the GOP has to offer is lies packaged as ghost-written books and self-centered dimwits like Jindal. We're supposed to applaud his decision to put his state ahead of his own self-interest? Get real!

    May 25, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. debbie

    So Jindal writing a book means he wants to run for President. After the creepy GOP response he gave hell would freeze before I would vote for him.

    Second, real clever and original title there Jindal! LOL Again a GOPer with no original ideas.

    Conservative solutions is what put America socially, economically, and politically in the nightmare we are currently trying to dig ourselves out of.

    May 25, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  5. Bill, Bloominton IL

    Jindal needs to talk to Obama and learn how to sway with the wind. All you dummycrats like to forget in March Obama was for offshore drilling.

    May 25, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. Donnatella

    What can this boring man write that would actually make somebody want to spend good money on. I wouldn't pay a dime for his boring book.

    May 25, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. Donnatella

    I thought these republicans were anti-government now all of a sudden they want the government to take over, don't we have enough government in our live, didn't that genius Rand Paul say the president is doing to much and needs to let BP handle their business?

    May 25, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  8. IVOTE

    He needs to add this new chapter on the oil spill and how he solved the problem all by his little self.

    May 25, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. ncparalegal

    I thought the Government was too large for you Bobby remember you did not want the Government stinking money. So why call on it now? In the words of you leader Palin DRILL BABY DRILL!!!!

    However for the people of your state, I wish you all well and a speedy recovery.

    May 25, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. elizabeth of sacramento

    First, Obama interferes in business. Then, he doesn't do enough. You can't have it both ways at your convenience, people! Save the criticisms for the people RESPONSIBLE & go DO something for somebody else instead of constantly just belly-aching.

    May 25, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. elizabeth of sacramento

    Does anyone still believe in safe drilling, clean coal or the wonders of nuclear energy?

    May 25, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  12. Independent_me

    Real Hope-Real Change?

    Real hope that the Repugnants do NOT take over the House & Senate because the very reak change that we will get is back to the Great Depression ...

    Thank God for Obama!

    His pragmatism and his cool-headed handling of George Bush's MESS is what is gradually getting us out of the disaster the Repugnants led us into!

    May 25, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  13. Marlene

    Isn't this the same Gov. Jindal that criticized the money in the fed. budget for volcano monitors? Isn't this the same Gov. Jindal that rejected the stimulus program as unnecessary? Isn't this the same Gov. Jindal who said we shouldn't bail out the auto companies with loans? Isn't this the same GOP leader, from the Party of No (for Govs.), that said we don't want big government messing around in our state. Funny how when they want big government, they want it now – not tomorrow. They need help now – not tomorrow. They deserve help now – not tomorrow. Their state's citizens are hurting now – not tomorrow. The next time one of the 50 states need something, Gov. Jindal, how about showing some empathy? Oh, I forgot, you can't show empathy – because that's what the President suggested might be an important virtue.

    May 25, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. Frank Stack

    My suggestion for end ing this fiasco.

    Drill 8 wells all equidistant to the bleeding well head. Go down to the depth where the rock or other bed-rock strata starts. Fill each well head with charges of explosives down to bedrock, or substitute, if need be.

    Simultaneously, denote and cause the primary well to implode upon itself. We can afford to to use every feasible option up to this point.

    May 25, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  15. Barbara Independent in NY

    Paper is an excellent absorbent. The state of Louisiana has had more than it's fair share of problems for a long time and it's current governor spends his time writing a book. Bobby don't even think about 2012.

    May 25, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  16. The Big J

    I don't think I've seen a man that looks sillier than Bobby.

    May 25, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  17. Gil

    I hope Jindal can do a better job on the oil spill than he did on the the Party of No's response to the State of the Union message last year? So far he has! However, being a member of the Party of No is a reason I can't stand the man!

    May 25, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  18. Limbaugh is a liberal

    So... republicans are accusing the federal government of not stepping in fast enough on the oil spill... while Gov. Jindall apparently has been too busy for the past month with his book instead of even attempting to do anything about it.
    And of course if the federal government in turn does step in, they'll accuse them of totalitarian socialist government takeover and tell them to stay out of BP's affairs.

    May 25, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  19. Rajeesh

    He wants to avoid releasing the book so he can change the subtitle "Drill your way to a new America!"

    May 25, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. marylandvoter

    "Real Hope, Real Change: New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America" ???

    Why delay the book's publication?

    Was there a 10 page chapter, in this probably ghost-written book, about off-shore oil drilling as the answer to our Nation's prayers, the salvation of America, via: Of the private Corporations; by the private Corporations, for the private Corporations, who, by the way, are not held accountable in public elections?

    May 25, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. Repulsican Nerds

    Will it be ghost-written by his idol, Kermit the Frog? Can this guy even come up with an original book title of his own, or is he imitating Palin and stealing other peoples' material?

    May 25, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. vj

    Is he making a run for the presidency of the United States. He won't make it for sure.? What is he doing in his present assignment.
    Hayward,CA

    May 25, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  23. Bobby Ray

    Old Conservative Solutions to Rescue America: Let the free market work! BP saved money by not observing safety practices on the oil platform and now it is all "SPILL BABY SPILL" New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America: Have the govt. fix it because the free market works unless it doesn't. Same as the investment banks.

    May 25, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  24. Vic of New York

    Right! More like "I'm postponing the book so I can put a new chapter in it about how I fought for Louisiana after the oil spill"

    Hey Governor, Are we still "wasting" too much government money monitoring volcanoes? Maybe you should have been monitoring the oil companies in your state!

    May 25, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  25. CBR

    Governor Jindal and the other governors in the area need to get together and work on some strategies of their own. The drilling providing jobs and opportunities for the people and the governments were in support of the drilling. The situation is very bleak and the need is great to try to make some positive headway.

    The federal and state governments need to sit together brainstorm some new ideas. While BP works to solve the oil problem, others need to work out new ways to to save some of the wetlands.

    I agree with Mr Morris. With all that has happened in LA over the last few years, I really wonder how anyone would have time to write a book while trying to get Louisiana on an even keel.

    May 25, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
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