Daniels says he understands the meaning of appearances. This is the same guy who swore off lobbying at the Statehouse for a year, just so things didn’t look out of place with revolving door, lawmaker-to-lobbyist policies he put into place as governor.
But his career at Purdue, 10 months in now, will continue to be questioned and pulled down whenever he steps, however innocently, onto political turf.
The ultimate metric that matters here is: When does Mitch Daniels become known as Purdue president, not the former governor of Indiana? With this week’s speaking engagement, he didn’t help himself in that category.
— Journal & Courier, Lafayette