The head of an anti-tax hike group thinks Gov. Bobby Jindal belongs on the GOP presidential ticket.
Grover G. Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, touted Jindal Wednesday in a Politico column.
In addition to leading an organization that is opposed to higher taxes, Norquist serves on the National Rifle Association’s board of directors.
Norquist said Mitt Romney, who is on track to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, needs a wing man who can criticize President Barack Obama’s policies and promote the Republican alternatives.
“There are many attractive prospects out there, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal can do not just all that, he has already implemented the sort of bold reforms at the state level that are now desperately needed at the federal level,” Norquist wrote.
Norquist points to the recent passage of the governor’s education package as an example of Jindal’s attributes.
Jindal recently signed into law an expansion of a program that uses taxpayer dollars to send public schoolchildren to private or parochial schools.
The governor, who flew to North Carolina Wednesday for the Republican Governors’ Association, usually responds that he has the job he wants when asked if he has any interest in becoming vice president.
Jindal is actively promoting Romney to national audiences.
Earlier this week, the governor told Fox News that Obama was too inexperienced to land the job of running the country.
“President Obama hasn’t run anything before he was elected president of the United States; never ran a state, never ran a business, never ran a lemonade stand,” Jindal said.