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Bobby Jindal Signs a Book Deal

Let’s hope he’s better at writing books than he is at giving speeches: Right-wing publishing house Regnery Publishing (home to the Newt Gingrich, Chuck Norris and Ann Coulter books) has signed Louisana Governor Bobby Jindal to pen a book due out in 2010. The book will be about his life and policy ideas, but it won’t take up very much of his time—he’ll be co-authoring it with Peter Schweizer, who has written books about Bush family and President Reagan. "One of the reasons I'm doing this with a co-author is to make sure there's somebody else doing a lot of the heavy lifting," Jindal said. There’s speculation that the book deal reveals Jindal’s interest in a 2012 Presidential run.