Word out of Louisiana, as has been noted, is that GOP gubernatorial
candidate Bobby Jindal has just picked up the endorsement of New Orleans
Mayor Ray Nagin, an African-American who, like Jindal, ran on an ethics and
reform agenda. This should help curb at least some of the crucial black vote
in New Orleans, which Democrat Kathleen Blanco has to have in large numbers
to win. News keeps getting better and better for Jindal, whose poll numbers
are taking off. The election is on Nov. 15. If he wins, a national GOP star
will have been born.