Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is among the group of Republican presidential hopefuls who will be gifted a copy of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s book — straight from her campaign.
Er… make that “Piyush Jindal.”
CNN reported Tuesday that Clinton joked during a campaign stop in Iowa that she sent copies of her 2014 memoir Hard Choices, which covers her time as Secretary of State, to several (though not all of the) GOP candidates.
In a letter accompanying her gifts, Clinton wrote: “I understand that you and your fellow Republican candidates for president were questioning my record of accomplishments at your last debate, so I thought you might enjoy reading my book.”
She even worked in a joke about the size of the GOP field, noting “With 15 candidates in the race, you’ve got enough people for a book club!”
Clinton’s campaign went full formal in addressing the gifts, listing recipients by their legal names, rather than names they commonly go by. A list the campaign distributed named “Piyush Jindal” in place of Bobby [as well as other formal names, including “Rafael E. Cruz” and “John E. Bush” — more commonly known as Ted and Jeb].
Jindal’s legal name is Piyush, though he has gone by “Bobby” since his youth. As the story goes, Jindal renamed himself as a child in honor of the youngest son on the sitcom The Brady Bunch.
Jindal was quick to respond to Clinton’s book offer, saying he would read her book if she watched the series of controversial undercoverPlanned Parenthood sting videos.
Jindal’s latest book, meanwhile, is due out Oct. 20. Read our review of it here.