Bobby Jindal has been tested as few politicians have. And from the Deepwater
Horizon oil disaster to Hurricane Katrina, he's shown an astounding ability
to beat the odds (and beat the bureaucrats) to get things done.
Then again, Jindal is not your typical politician. The son of Indian immigrants,
a Christian convert from Hinduism, and a Rhodes Scholar, Jindal presided
over Louisiana's healthcare system at age 24, headed the University of
Louisiana system at 27, became a U.S. congressman at 33, and was elected
governor of Louisiana at 36.
Throughout his meteoric career, Jindal has dealt with some of the worst
crises of our times, from natural disasters in his home state to out-of-control
spending in Washington, D.C. His secret: the common sense solutions that
bureaucrats (and politicians) ignore in favor of government-as-usual.
and Crisis, Jindal reveals:
||How the Obama administration spent too
much time worrying about public perception and not enough on actually
fighting the oil
||How the federal government actually impeded Louisiana's
efforts to stem the flood of oil
||Why the bureaucratic incompetence during Hurricane
Katrina was even worse than you know
||How Bobby Jindal took on Louisiana's infamous culture
||His own journey from Hinduism to Christianity, from
student at Oxford to Governor of Louisiana, from policy wonk to instant
midwife when he had to deliver his third child himself
Filled with behind-the-scenes stories from the oil-slicked beaches of
Louisiana to the corridors of power in the U.S. Capitol, Leadership
and Crisis offers an insider's view into one of the worst environmental
disasters our nation has suffered-and into one of the most unique success
stories of American politics.