(CNN) – When it comes to a possible Bobby Jindal 2012 presidential run, the Louisiana governor will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.
Jindal, considered to be a rising star within the GOP despite some high profile setbacks, issued an emphatic Shermanesque statement Monday in an interview with the Associated Press when asked about his 2012 White House plans.
"I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats," said Jindal. "We have made great progress in Louisiana, but we've got a lot more work to do."
Jindal is currently on tour promoting his new book, "Leadership in Crisis," which in part takes aim at President Obama for what the Louisiana governor describes as a tepid response to the Gulf oil spill earlier this year.