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1.16.2008

bobby jindal sworn in as louisiana governor

This week in Baton Rouge, Bobby Jindal was sworn in as governor of Louisiana to become the first Indian American elected head of a U.S. state: Indian-American sworn in as Louisiana governor.

He's also the state's first non-white governor since Reconstruction in the 1870s. At the swearing-in ceremony at the state capitol on Monday, Jindal vowed in a speech to clean up Louisiana's notorious political corruption and to speed up the state's recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

He's got a lot of work ahead of him. Good luck, Governor.