The news I’ve heard about new Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is that he threatens to break with a centuries-old Bayou tradition by being both a governor and an honest man. But also, this just in from the New York Times:
Mr. Jindal is a technocrat and a Roman Catholic convert, a policy aficionado well-versed in free-market solutions to the crisis in health insurance and a proponent of “intelligent design” as an alternative theory to evolution, suggesting it may be appropriate in school science classes.
The India Times advises,
Jindal, who was born as a Hindu but converted to Catholicism, attended high school at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. In 1991, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with honours in biology and public policy. Afterwards, he received a master’s degree in political science from New College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
I understand that an army of Darwinbots is on its way south, even as I write this.
Also, Watson’s descent down Mt. Improbable: A summary