John Heilemann of New York magazine told Chris Matthews that during a trip to New Orleans he’d heard that Bobby Jindal was going to abandon Louisiana’s governorship to run against Sen. David Vitter in 2010: “He’s got a terrible budget situation down there, he’s thrown himself into a Republican primary up in Baton Rouge that he’s going to apparently get creamed in. And I think what’s interesting about it is that it tells you that he’s got the message that 2012 isn’t his year.”
Whatever it says about 2012, Jindal consultant Curt Anderson got off a pretty good line in denying this rumor. According to the Washington Post: “It’s a complete fabrication and very odd journalism at best. People from New York tend to consume a lot of alcohol when they are visiting New Orleans.”
Indeed they do.