18 November, 2021


Mitch Daniels, former governor of my state, and now President at my alma mater, Purdue.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Takes Biden Administration to Task – PJ Media

The Purdue University president currently has a scathing guest column in the Washington Post, criticizing the Biden administration’s haphazard and often dubious government mandates. The piece received nearly 1,500 comments in its first 18 hours.itch

Good for Mitch.

“A White House approval of ‘booster shots for all’ not only short-circuited the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘gold standard’ approval process, it ignored a contradictory agency recommendation,” Daniels explains. “It was just a simple workaround. Ideas for redesigning the machinery of self-governance are always in order, and sometimes badly needed. But discarding or violating rules while they are still in effect is corrosive of the trust on which all depends. It furthers the already pervasive notion that, rules be damned, the fix is in.”

The former two-term governor closes the op-ed by claiming, “Eschewing ‘working around’ and returning to ‘working within’ would be a step back toward the comity, community and public confidence we now see so little of.”

Political-speak, but well said, in spite of that.

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