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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:16 PM

Republican Hypocrisy (Mitch Daniels edition)

http://www.indystar.com/article/20120627/NEWS05/120627045/

Lemme get this straight: A guy that badmouths public institutions/employees because their unions (those that still exist) supposedly insist on massive salaries and generous benefits that states can't afford will now become President (i.e. Employee) of a public (i.e. GOVERNMENT) institution and automatically get a nice fat salary and generous benefits? *ugh* Republican hypocrisy is sickening and never ceases to amaze me. Why doesn't he just go back to the hallowed private sector since Republicans like him practically worship the ground corporations (i.e. "people" according to SCOTUS) walk on?

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Reply Republican Hypocrisy (Mitch Daniels edition) (Original post)
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 OP
ladym55 Jun 2012 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #2
arthritisR_US Jun 2012 #3
ladym55 Jun 2012 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #8
bbgrunt Jun 2012 #6
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #7

Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:28 PM

1. And how is he qualified to lead a major university?

Does he have any experience as a college-level instructor? Does he know what is needed to be a university president?

I know nothing of his background.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:33 PM

2. CEO of Eli Lilly

George W. Bush Budget Director, Governor of Indiana..............

He's a Republican too, so I guess that makes him qualified too, I guess.........

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:39 PM

3. Your last statement was the ONLY criterion

that matters to them, IMO. You nailed it!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:41 PM

4. But that doesn't really qualify him to lead a research university

As much as many major university administrators act like they are running businesses, education isn't really business. You aren't producing widgets and selling them on the marketplace. You are educating young people and supporting research activities in the public sector.

I know that conventional wisdom indicates that anyone can be an educator or an education administrator. It's just a little scary to me to see someone like Mitch Daniels heading a school like Purdue that has so many good programs that could be screwed up by someone clueless at the helm. ("Why do we have all these professors in engineering? Can't we replace them with some cheap, on-line courses like DeVry?")

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:50 PM

5. Just another wealthy (Republican) politician looking to stay wealthy

at taxpayer expense, of course.............

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:50 AM

8. I agree

The board has spoken, however and, apparently Mitch is their "man".

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

6. the board that hired him was largely appointed by him. cute, eh?

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Response to bbgrunt (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:29 AM

7. Didn't know that

Not surprised, unfortunately.

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