The New York Times reports that the newly elected Governor of Louisana is a supporter of intelligent design. Bobby Jindal (R-La) is the first Indian-American governor in the United States. He brings a very impressive resume to the table, having been a Rhodes Scholar and educated at both Oxford and Brown Universities and only being 36 years of age.
Born in Baton Rouge, Lousiana to Hindu parents, Jindal converted to Roman Catholicism during his years at Brown University. After losing the previous gubernatorial election in 2003 to Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Jindal ran successfully for Congress from the New Orleans suburbs in 2004. He sought the governor's seat again in 2007 and was successful.
Jindal, as aformentioned, is a proponent of intelligent design and has said that it may be appropriate for school science classes. Critics will, no doubt, neglect Jindal's education at Brown and Oxford and all his other accomplishments in light of this one fact. Perhaps it is time for change, however, and perhaps Jindal is the right person for Louisana at this time.