no reason to. the guy is what all converts are: turncoats. and this one did it deliberately to get ahead -- true rice christist. and he fooled plenty stupid 'secular' hindus. he's an uncle tom, and he's doing very well with it.
i am actually a little surprised that tharoor is saying this. it will piss off a lot of his 'secular' friends.
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Should we be proud of Bobby Jindal?
28 Oct 2007, 0000 hrs IST
The election of Bobby Jindal as governor of the US state of Louisiana has been greeted exultantly by Indians and Indian-Americans around the world. There's no question that this is an extraordinary accomplishment: a young Indian-American, just 36 years old, not merely winning an election but doing so on the first ballot by receiving more votes than his 11 rivals combined, and that too in a state not noticeably friendly to minorities. Bobby Jindal will now be the first Indian-American governor in US history, and the youngest currently serving chief executive of an American state. These are distinctions of which he can legitimately be proud, and it is not surprising that Indians too feel a vicarious sense of shared pride in his remarkable ascent.
But is our pride misplaced? Who is Bobby Jindal and what does he really stand for?... deleted