There are few better ways to appeal to your constituents in this country than by appealing to their religious beliefs. I personally have believed that Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is a classic example of a politician tailoring his public persona to fit in with those around him and thus improve his general acceptance and political success. The name has always made me laugh. “Bobby.” How can his ethnic peers not laugh at that. I never met an Indian-American that had adopted an American first (or last) name. Then there is his conversion to Catholicism, a necessary political move, at least in the deep South. Interestingly a friend of mine from highschool, who’d worked on Jindal’s first campaign for governorship, also Christianized himself once he decided in college that he too would eventually pursue public office (that friend was previously a self-proclaimed atheist with a Catholic upbringing). But that Jindal would go so far as to lambast Protestants in an article for a Catholic journal makes you wonder. Bad political move, number one. It will cost him north Louisiana voters. But is this true religious fervor gone too far, or is this a ruse meant to convince people (like me) that he actually does adhere to Catholic beliefs?