Bobby Jindal delays release of his book to tackle oil spill



Bobby Jindal delays release of his book to tackle oil spill Washington: With Louisiana bearing the brunt of the Gulf Coast oil spill, Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has postponed the release of his forthcoming political book so that he can focus on the environmental calamity that struck the US state.

The book, "Real Hope, Real Change: New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America" was originally slated for a July, 2010 release.

"Regnery Publishing is postponing the release of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's upcoming book, 'Real Hope, Real Change,' at the request of Governor Jindal," said Marji Ross, president of the conservative publishing house.

"We understand and support the Governor's commitment to focus 150 per cent of his attention on the BP oil spill and its impact on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast," she was quoted as saying by CNN.

A synopsis on Amazon.com describes 39-year-old Jindal's book as a mixture of biography and political philosophy.

When it was announced in April 2009, the book deal immediately sparked chatter about Jindal's national ambitions.

The book's synopsis does little to tamp down the speculation.

"From health care and national debt to how we can fundamentally transform Washington, Jindal tackles controversial issues and offers fresh solutions," it reads.

"Insightful and inspiring, 'Real Hope, Real Change' provides the leadership voice Republicans seek and the guidance America needs."

The oil spill was caused by the sinking of the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig on April 22 in the Gulf of Mexico, two days after an explosion killed 11 workers.

One thousand barrels of oil a day were leaking into the sea, according to officials. The oil leak has the potential to damage beaches, barrier islands and wetlands across the coastline.

PTI