Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal(L) seen here on February 22, 2009, speaks as he is interviewed by moderator David Gregory during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios in Washington, DC.
Um, OK, I didn't expect this:
And now, Jindal's party is putting him on a national platform, awarding the once little-known congressman the political plum of delivering the Republican's televised response to President Barack Obama's address to Congress on February 24.
"The speech is very important. This is his coming-out party," said G. Pearson Cross, head of the University of Louisiana's political science department, who has observed Jindal's political rise. "His speech will put a face on the name."
Oh, God, so Bobby's coming out? No! No! Put a chair in front of the door!