Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) will go toe-to-toe with George W. Bush — for book sales.
The release of Jindal's book, titled Real Hope, Real Change: New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America, has been pushed back to November. The delay, which a spokesman said resulted from the BP oil spill and its aftermath, means Jindal's book will be released at the same time as Bush's memoir, Decision Points.
Bush's book, and the coinciding interviews that are already scheduled, will draw national attention and Jindal might lose more than just royalties as a result. He could miss an opportunity to burnish his credentials as a national figure. The governor is widely considered to be a potential presidential candidate, although he recently said he plans to run for reelection in 2011.