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The GOP's Dream Boy Gov. Jindal Doesn't Want to Be President?

I'm sure that's what Jindal said, and it's likely he meant it. But I don't really believe him.
There's plenty of buzz in Republican circles about Gov. Bobby Jindal's future, and the Louisiana Republican has stoked the fires with recent presidential hints and a trip to Iowa. It came as something of a surprise, then, that Jindal said yesterday he's not interested in the presidency.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, seen by many Republicans as the most promising standard-bearer for a remade party, said at a Richmond, Va press conference that he isn't running for president in 2012.

At a news conference Wednesday with Bob McDonnell, Virginia's 2009 Republican candidate for governor, Jindal was asked if he was interested in being president, AP reports.

His answer: "No."

Jindal said he's planning to run for reelection in 2011, something that would make pivoting to a national campaign logistically and politically tricky.

I'm sure that's what Jindal said, and it's likely he meant it. But I don't really believe him.