A golden opportunity to break the silence

Gov. Mitch Daniels continued his missing-governor routine last week, avoiding the spotlight after a riot broke out at the New Castle Correctional Facility. Full Story
Dennis_Daviess Co

Bloomington, IN

#1 Apr 29, 2007
Daniels is just like the rest of them. When it gets hot in the kitchen they run out the back door at a high rate of speed. I guess he isn't the all high and mighty that he let on to be. If he's hiding now he might as well just stay hid. No one in this state wants a spinless wonder running the show. It sure is something to see what it takes to bring out the backbone in someone that claims to know what Indiana really needs, and then when the going gets tuff the so called tuff runs off and hides somewhere not to be found. Or stand up to what amounts to be the result of another one of his blunders. Go back to D.C. Daniels. Your kind fits in real good out there. Your playing with a level playing field here and it seems to be too much for you. I guess our new state color now is going to be changed to yellow to match the streek running don the middle of not my man Mitch's back. Cluck cluck cluck.
Taxed2Hilt

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 29, 2007
Matt,(to quote the late Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen) have you been feeling the heat, and now you see the light?

Mitch Daniels was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has no connection to the common people in Indiana. We need government "of the people" (as opposed to government of the "elite") if we want real Hoosier values reflected in the high political offices of the state. Give us someone who has really WORKED for a living, served in the military, and knows Jesus Christ as his own personal Lord and Savior, and will actually live in the Governor's mansion.

Mitch is hiding because he hoping people will forget his unpopular decisions to "lease" (give away a major state asset)the toll road, force us on to DST without a referendum, and privatize as much of the state as possible. The prison uprising proves that Governor Daniels does not know as much as he wants us to think he knows. He wants to continue in the cushy job of playing governor for 4 more years, and is hoping that people will forget all these unpopular decisions. All these decisions, and not one single attempt to reduce the size, expense, and intrusion of government into our lives. How long will it be before Mitch and his enforcers march into our homes at gunpoint, sell our homes, confiscate our earnings, and evict us to homelessness. WE NEED PROPERT TAX RELIEF NOW!!!! As William Wallace would say, "FREEEEEEDOMMMMMM!!!! "

Have a nice day Matt. If you write another truthful article about Mitch, I may have to re-evaluate your journalistic integrity.
Jim

Miami, FL

#3 Apr 29, 2007
Congratulations Matt you are writing what most of us have been thinking. Mitch had so much promise in the beginning of his term. He hired department heads who weren't part of the same old bureacracy. People with ideas and values which they used in the private sector have gone to the wayside when their style didn't set well with the good ole boys in the legislature. Boz, Kenley, Meeks and the rest of the GOP leadership made Mitch come back to earth and realize if he wants a second term he had better get in line. He had learned the best way to get along is go along. Mitch jumped ship on every new idea he had when the thought of change upset fols. Too bad Mitch, they finally got to you.
CorrectionsWorke rs

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Apr 29, 2007
You are right on the money. Keep up the good work and show Daniels for what he is really like.
Peek-a-boo

AOL

#5 Apr 29, 2007
Excellently written article!

We'll expect to see My Missing Man Mitch whenever he thinks there are points to be made for his side -- not when the state needs him.

And appearing on far right wing talk radio is just like hiding from most of us.
Greg

AOL

#6 Apr 30, 2007
I guess the polls will be the deciding factor. Wheather we decide to move a head with a leader that is not afraid to make decisions (even if they are unpopular) and doesn't cowtow to the media. Or, we move back into stagnation with another "status quo" type govenor. Everyone wants things to change, but NIMBY.(Not In My Back Yard). So we have a progressive leader now who demonstrates true leadership, and we want to flush him. Oh well, just like the pacers who have a tendancy to get rid of all the good players. Watch, O'Neil will be gone soon. Who wants to play any kind of ball in Indiana, politically, or otherwise.
Your View

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Apr 30, 2007
What are your thoughts on the inept Democratic representation in our State House? How about the little guy with bad hair, what one positive thing has he done in his career of way too many years?
liDs

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2007
this guy cracks me up- love his columns!
Tom Templeton

United States

#9 Apr 30, 2007
After reading your Sunday diatribe about the rebelion by prisoners in New Castle being responsible to Gov Daniels, I think you could have spent your time better watching American Idol.
Greg

AOL

#10 May 1, 2007
Matt: Still waiting on your article on Ms. Carson's attendance record since this last election. Or is that not news?
Rita in Richmond

United States

#11 May 1, 2007
Thank goodness Daniels has shut up. Every time he opens his mouth, he makes me angry. He is a supercilious, uncaring imbecile. There are better ways to get and keep the state in the black than selling off everything we own. Sure, this is mainly political strategy, but I don't think he could win another term if he became permanently mute. Stop privatization!!!

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