Like Ezra, I'm curious about the governor to the east, Bobby Jindal. Republicans have been excited about him and he's allegedly on McCain's short list for VP. But I can't really figure out why, besides being young and ethnic, he's different than any other run-of-the-mill Republican. The demographics are there, but that's about where any Obama comparison might end. In terms of speaking skills, charisma, etc. he doesn't do much for me. I wonder if Republicans think demographics are enough to go up against Obama? Especially with a guy who should be sounding off the "inexperienced" alarm, which might explain why it's hard for those of us outside Louisiana (and maybe Louisianans too) to figure him out.
The best thing about a McCain/Jindal ticket is that it could highlight the post-hurricane problems that Louisiana is still dealing with. Ezra posted an interview with Gov. Jindal on Jay Leno that did a little bit to tell his story but not that much to talk about his politics. This video of Jindal on Chris Matthews last year addresses some of those problems that might be brought up during the general election if Jindal is the VP nominee.