Jindal gets his presidential campaign book deal

The Louisiana governor has agreed to a deal with conservative publisher Regnery; could this be yet another sign of national ambitions?

Published April 13, 2009 2:15PM (EDT)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to write -- well, "write" -- a book for the conservative publisher Regnery. There's no contract yet, but the book, which will largely be written by a co-author, Peter Schweizer, is due out sometime in 2010, according to the Times-Picayune.

At the very least, this book shouldn't throw any cold water on the speculation that Jindal's going to run for president, something many conservatives would welcome. These days, a tome of some sort is de rigeur for anyone planning a campaign. (You can read our reviews of all the 2008 candidates' books here.)

Admittedly, 2010 is a little early for the book to come out, at least in comparison with the release dates for the books penned by the last cycle's hopefuls. Most of them timed their books for just a year before the election, though there are a couple notable exceptions, including now-President Obama's "The Audacity of Hope," which was released in 2006.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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