Jindal Won't Take Veep Slot

But governor's being considered as keynote speaker, sources say
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 12:22 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reach to shake hands during a campaign event in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2008.    (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – Bobby Jindal issued an uncommonly strong denial that he's interested in the veep slot on the GOP ticket—especially since he's considered a top contender, CNN reports.  But John McCain’s campaign could still feature the Louisiana governor. Republican sources say he’s being considered as keynote speaker at the convention. In that case, Mac could use the 37-year-old without negating his criticisms about Obama's inexperience.