|Governor Mitch Daniels|
Today, Governor Mitch Daniels admitted that he jumped too soon. WRTV reports that the Governor said he has put the endorsement of the Litebox deal on his "list of mistakes" he keeps in his office.
This cannot be good news for Ballard and Develop Indy that continue to try to put lipstick on this pig of a deal and try to make it look like something that might actually get off the ground. Point of fact, it might. But still, it just seems incredibly unlikely.
|Mayor Greg Ballard|
The Republicans turned down a request from the majority Democratic Caucus to have a joint swearing-in on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the IndyFringe Theatre. Dems say they asked the Republicans before their event was scheduled. Regardless, on Sunday, the new Council and the Mayor's second term will begin.
The Star reports that Ballard will not give many specifics to his second term in his inaugural speech. Why would we expect them now? I honestly still don't think the guy has a plan. Happy New Year, Mr. Mayor.
Incidentally, Democratic Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup will be sworn in on Sunday as well at 1:30 p.m. in the City of Lawrence Government Center. Jessup knocked off Paul Ricketts. Dennis Buckley will be sworn in as Mayor of Beech Grove. At press time, I do not have those arrangements.
|State Senator |
The caucus, which, by the way reportedly will not require photo identification for participation, takes place on Tuesday, January 3. Delph says he will be back in town for the legislative session on January 4.
Delph is a lightning rod in Indiana with conservatives adoring him and liberals not adoring him...to put it nicely. I think Delph is a nice guy, but I think his politics are completely crazy. He probably thinks the same thing about me, I guess.
This is my last post for the calendar year of 2011. See you next year!