[Been a bit busy this weekend so wasn't able to comment on this until now]
The first Indian-American governor in the United States! And he converted to Roman Catholicism (from Hinduism) as a teenager too!
A historic occasion, for sure.
Jindal triumphant in Louisian (Time)
Son of immigrants rises in a Southern State (NYT)
[Jindal's views on Catholicism and religion were in play in the race. This post at dotCommonweal has a good summary.]
Here's a quote that St. Lizzy sent me an email, that I don't have the time right now to hunt down. ""I think we're setting the bar too low when we say, 'Look, isn't it great that we haven't had a statewide elected official go to jail recently?'" Heh.
Congratulations, Governor-elect Jindal!