Take it for what it's worth, but Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the nation's fasting rising Republican stars, said flat out today he will not run for president in 2012. He was asked point blank by Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Tyler Whitley in the first question at a joint news conference at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond with Attorney General Bob McDonnell, which ended within the hour, where the nation's youngest governor offered his absolute and enthusiastic endorsement of the AG in his bid become the commonwealth's next governor in next year's statewide elections.

More to come from the press conference, but wanted to get this out now.