Has anyone noticed how Mitch Daniels’ voice keeps changing? It seems as though when he is out on the road wearing his cap and folksy shirt and mixing it up with everyday Hoosiers that his voice takes on just a touch of southern Hoosier twang. But when he records his TV commercials or gives formal speeches, his twang disappears.
Has he really decided he is a Hoosier? Nah. The change in his voice is just one more way he is trying to convince Hoosiers that he is one of us and deserves another term as governor to show how much he cares. The twang is fake, just like his continuous claims of how good Indiana is doing.
In fact, in one commercial now airing, he actually says we have a lot of problems to solve. So are we doing good, or do we have problems? I go with the latter. Since the first of the year, over 8,000 Hoosiers have lost their jobs. If that pace continues, by the end of the year, the total number of jobs lost will be about 16,000. What’s so good about that?
His commercials attempt to paint an average, plain Joe. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He has refused to live in the Governor’s mansion, and, instead, lives in a community on Geist Reservoir in a home with about 8,000 square feet. The house is for sale at an asking price of $1,250,000, so apparently, the Guv doesn’t intend on sticking around the area. The scuttle is that he is building a house in a gated community in Hamilton County, which for those who do not know their Indiana Constitution, removes him from residency in the seat of government.
Perhaps that means he plans on losing the election, thus allowing him to retreat to Hamilton County and practice up on his Hoosier twang.
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