This Good Friday will mark one-year since I first met, in person, our new Governor, Bobby Jindal. I have met and watched him many times since that first meeting doing what I could to convince others that this man would provide a Deliverance for Louisiana out from an abyss of corruption where this state has been mired my entire lifetime and longer. I had long been in awe of his accomplishments prior to this meeting. His successes easily inspire hope in those he touches. It was my hopes of a better future for my granddaughter and my disappointment in myself for not working harder for him in his first bid for Governor that prompted me to do more in this last election.
Ever faithful to Louisiana and always full of hope and foresight, Governor Jindal did not let his loss in the previous Governor election stop him from working for a better Louisiana and was elected to the Congress by an overwhelming margin and in history making fashion.
With the ominous double-blow by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the greatest hardships
This was actually not a new feat for Governor Jindal. His past accomplishments are easily characterized in the same context as a rescue from eminent disaster. However, the most noticeable difference in each of his accomplishments is the growth in severity of the problems to which he was faced. He never faltered and he never failed.
Governor Jindal has always provided the clearest leadership that persistently moved in the straightest line forward, maybe not moving as fast as some of his most jaded critics would like, but more likely, too fast for those critics of a different political persuasion.
Governor Bobby Jindal is now on a course to add to his growing list of history making events. Being the most popular, best educated, youngest, most well-spoken Governor in the history of Louisiana, after only two months, Governor Jindal has grown more hope for a better Louisiana than any living person can ever imagine or remember and is now poised to write even greater history, not only for the state of Louisiana, but our country, as well.
Hopefully this will make it easy to understand why this writer will be heart-broken to lose such a Gift. Hopefully, I will be able to gather some forgiveness for being so selfish in my calls asking our Governor to dispel my worries of his leaving with the continuous onslaught of “greedy” calls for his help to perform even greater miracles.
Even more hopeful am I that Governor Jindal will forgive me for being so extremely selfish, as I relieve him of the promise made to me that he would serve a complete term as Governor of Louisiana and as I now urge him to give positive consideration to providing his extraordinary capabilities to help Senator John McCain rescue the United States by accepting what appears to be an inevitable request for him to be Vice President of the United States of America.
Always your loyal supporter,
Deryl R. Bryant