The galley proofs will go out any day now and after we have an opportunity to check for typos, errors, etc., it will go to the printer for publication. We now expect the book to be published in mid- to late-March.
As many of you are aware, Jindal has re-surfaced via his unsolicited endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for the Republican presidential nomination. He made his endorsement right after Rubio made a strong showing in the Iowa caucus. Immediately after Jindal’s endorsement, however, Rubio fell flat in the New Hampshire primary. Was Jindal’s endorsement the kiss of death for Rubio? Who knows?
But now South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, like Jindal, an Indian-American, has endorsed Rubio on the eve of tomorrow’s Republican primary in that state. Her endorsement is expected to mean much more to Rubio than that of a washed-up Louisiana ex-governor who plunged his state into financial ruin while pursuing his own lost dream of becoming leader of the free world.
While Jindal’s apparent trolling for a vice-presidential spot on the Republican ticket has been thwarted by Gov. Haley, he can still hope for a cabinet appointment–probably Health and Human Resources or Education. It’s not likely he will land either spot; Rubio, after all, must first get the nomination and then get himself elected–both long shots in themselves.
Meanwhile, you may still pre-order your signed copy of the book by clicking on the image of the book cover at right and placing your order with Cavalier House Books of Denham Springs. The bookstore is only two blocks from my home and John Cavalier will summon me to the store when he gets the books in for me to sign copies that have been ordered. At last count, the store had 54 orders and the list is growing and I want to express my humble appreciation to those who have already ordered copies and for your support of local businesses as opposed to online orders. I believe that is important just as I believe a governor should stay home and give his attention to the state’s fiscal problems instead of gallivanting all over the country in a hopeless attempt at seeking higher office.