BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had been considered a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, praised the Republican presidential candidate's choice of Paul Ryan for the GOP ticket.
In a statement issued Saturday, Jindal called Ryan a "good friend and one of the smartest guys I served with in Congress. He has the courage of his convictions, which is what our nation needs."
Jindal appeared to be auditioning for the V-P slot. He made appearances around the country, attacking President Barack Obama for what he called failed policies and touting Romney's ability to improve the economy.
Jindal says he wouldn't be interested in a cabinet post with a possible Romney administration. He said, "I consider being the governor of Louisiana to be more important and the best job there is."