ę Somali pirates say killing hostages now part of their "rules" | Main | Chris Christie's Budget Address: Welcome to the New Normal of Zero-Baseline Budgeting Ľ
February 22, 2011

Daniels: Appease Democrats, Drop Union Bill. UPDATE: Daniels Says, Legislators Running Away Is A "Perfectly Legitimate Part Of The Process"

I guess he really doesn't want to run for the GOP nomination

Gov. Mitch Daniels signaled this afternoon that Republicans should to drop the right-to-work bill that has brought the Indiana House to a standstill for two days and imperiled other measures.

Daniels told reporters this afternoon that he expects House Democrats will return to work if the bill dies. It would be unfortunate if other bills are caught up in the turmoil, he said.

He will not send out state police to corral the Democrats, the Republican governor said.

I said earlier that I thought this would help him but if he's going to declare a truce when he has an advantage, he's off the list.

When I first saw his 'truce' idea my reaction was he's not fundamentally serious about how politics works. I'm standing by that.

Thanks to Slu for the heads up.

MORE: Remember when Obama said you don't deal with hostage takers unless they are going to hurt the hostages? Well, Indiana Democrats took the state's democracy hostage and Daniels just said, "Hey please come back an hurt the hostages (the state's taxpayers) some more".

Absolutely pathetic. He just told them they now have a veto over everything he wants to get done.

UPDATE
: Can it get worse? Why yes, yes it can. From Daniels.

Just a couple of quick comments and thatís really all Iíll make. First of all, just to affirm, the activities of today are perfectly legitimate part of the process. Even the smallest minority Ė and thatís what weíve heard from the last couple days - has every right to express the strength of its views and I salute those who do.

As the kids say, FAIL.

UPDATE 2: Daniels aides say he's not opposed to the bill, he just doesn't want to deal with it now.

DANIELS: My view on this is well known to the leadership on both sides, well-known to the public. I havenít changed a single thing. I donít attempt to dictate the agenda. Iím not in position to, really, of a separate and free-standing superior branch of government. And for that matter, Speaker [Bostwick] canít always dictate to his members when they have a strong point of view. For reasons Iíve explained more than once, I think there was a better time and place to have this very important and legitimate issue raised.

Um, if not now, when? This is the moment. Democrats are literally on the run. Public attention is focused on this issue in a way it hasn't in years if not decades (if ever). And Mitch "Truce" Daniels wants to defer it?

Sorry, sometimes you have to seize the moment. It's called leadership.


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 04:07 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: " With "utilizaton" voltages, most wiring is rate ..."

X-ray: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

BignJames: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

ScoggDog: "[i]308 I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel toda ..."

Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM: "Dood, only reason I even know about the fires is t ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "Nevergiveup Pretty cool. Hope the backstop ..."

publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear: ">> Don't most things come with a plug that dictate ..."

You will love my Richard: "I shot, skinned, and gutted a squirrel today. Its ..."

PMRich: "I left just shortly before the flood. Anybody ..."

Under Fire: "Maxine Waters: 'I Will Go and Take Trump Out Tonig ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian: "But don't try to take away my food processor or I' ..."

Peaches: "pixy, one of these days, boy, one of these days, i ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64