The Mitchie Awards: Tully Gives Us A Year In The Life Of The Guv

Danielspoint1The Star's Matt Tully gives a humorous overview of the Guv's year in his column today:

"Dumbest Move: Daniels' team got heavily involved in the messy search for a new Ivy Tech president, resulting in a public relations headache. When the Ivy Tech board rejected Daniels' preferred candidate, the governor looked bad.

"Pat on the Back Moment: To fund health-care programs for uninsured Hoosiers, Daniels pushed through an increase in the state cigarette tax. The health-care program will become a key, and positive, piece of Daniels' legacy.

"Pepto-Bismol Moment: In November, a poll from this newspaper showed Daniels trailing both announced Democratic candidates for governor."