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Mitch Daniels Thinks BHO Is Half An Adam Ant Fan

Posted on | September 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

by Smitty (via Slone)

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels chose not to join the Republican race for the presidential nomination in 2012, but weighed in on front-runners and the political landscape Sunday.
“I don’t have anything original to say,” about the GOP field, Daniels said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” but noted, “the two governors … for the most part seem to be the predominant personalities in the race,” referring to Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Daniels said for him, 2012 is an opportunity to capture the White House from a “desperate” president.

Desperate, yes, but still not prepared to face economic reality with a serious face:

This is related, and devastating:

. . .the Obama administration has just released a document called “Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future: The President’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction.” If you’re curious about the first part of the title — “Living Within Our Means” — Veronique de Rugy pointed out at National Review that under this plan debt held by the public will grow from just over $10 trillion to $17.7 trillion by 2021. In other words, the president’s definition of “Living Within Our Means” is to burn through the equivalent of the entire German, French, and British economies in new debt between now and the end of the decade.


5 Responses to “Mitch Daniels Thinks BHO Is Half An Adam Ant Fan”

  1. Joe
    September 26th, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    I saw Adam Ant in New York at the Pier (next to the Intrepid).  He sailed up on a fake pirate ship (I think it was a barge) and shot off cannons (or some sort of pyhro technics).  Not exactly the same experience as seeing the Clash at the old Paladium (before it was converted to a night club), or the Ramones in CBGBs., or for that matter Johnny Cash in Asbury Park (I saw him there in 90 and he was awesome)…

    But have you seen Adam Ant lately?

    Mitch Daniels would have been a weak GOP contender.  He might have been better than Mitt or Rick Perry.  But maybe he would have been worse.  He is pretty interchangable with those two.  I could see why there would be an attraction.  Like a flock of starlings, lemmings, steers, take your pick of flocking/herding animals. 

    That said, I am perfectly happy Herman Cain’s star is rising.  Herman is a good man. 

  2. Dianna Deeley
    September 26th, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    I call weak synchronicity!

    My new assistant was asking about most gorgeous men of all time. I had her pull up the cover for Adam Ant’s “Strip.”

    Honestly, I don’t believe I’ve thought of Adam Ant between being completely stunned by a poster of that cover back in the day and last Friday, but here we are, with mentions of Adam Ant.

    This is a “meaningful coincidence”, or I’ve never seen one!

  3. Joe
    September 26th, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Dianna,  he does not look like that any more.

    And he get’s sent for a psych observation

  4. Dianna Deeley
    September 26th, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    I saw – still, my point stands. I hadn’t – honestly – thought of him in years, and two mentions in three days qualifies for weak synchronicity.

    I’m sorry for his troubles, though.

    I walked in to Tower Records on a completely different mission, to come face-to-face with a life-size poster of that album cover, and literally stopped dead in my tracks with my jaw hanging open. That remains one of my great, “Good lord, this is incredibly sexy” moments.

  5. Joe
    September 26th, 2011 @ 5:58 am

    I felt that way about Diane Lane.  She was so beautiful it hurt to look at her.  She is still great looking.