Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pence Off to Respectable Start

Governor Mike Pence
Here we are, a few weeks into the term of Governor Mike Pence, and Indiana is still operating. In fact, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Governor’s first few weeks of really controversy-less leadership.

Granted, it’s only been a little less than a month, but Pence has said all the right things and has, for the most part, kept in the fairway so far. His State of the State address drew praise from Democrats, and the opposition to his tax cut plan has come from his own side of the aisle.  He has a long way to go to get his own plan through his own legislature.

Pence topped things off by making a very public move this past weekend into the Governor’s Residence on Meridian Street. His predecessor, Mitch Daniels, only used that home for events choosing to continue to reside on Geist Reservoir.

The price of poker goes up soon as bills begin to hit his desk. Pence also has been mum on the status of the joint resolution on same sex marriage. He’s smart to stay out of the fray on this one because he won’t have to sign the resolution…it just goes to a vote if this General Assembly passes it.

It’s only been a few weeks, but Pence has been rather surprising so far.

1 comment:

exurber said...

You've got to be kidding me Jon. He just came out and said he would not expand medicaid unless he could do it with the completely worthless phony Healthy Indiana Plan. If you aren't healthy don't make any plans.
Do you know anyone on this let alone on the giant waiting list?
Get a grip. I think you are in some post election stupor.