Louisiana will have a new governor. And the press wastes no time in trying to tie him to the president:

Indian-American, Bobby Jindal, created history on Saturday as he was elected as Governor of the Southern US State of Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina some two years ago.

Election of Jindal, 36, as the Governor of Louisiana, immediately brought jubilation among the Indian-Americans in the US, who viewed this as emergence of a new era for the community in terms of their political empowerment. He is a Republican – the party of President George W Bush.

The Democrats tried various dirty tricks to keep the governorship in their hands, but Jindal overcame it to cruise to victory with 53% of the vote. Red State has more. Congratulations to Governor-elect Bobby Jindal and his family!