Some of My Best Friends are Backstabbers

We’re not sure Indiana Governor and Shrub alum Mitch Daniels wants to run for President, as opposed to DC Types wanting him to run. And from what little we’ve heard about the matter, apparently The Wife has reservations.

Now we know why:

The trickiest issue is the Daniels’ past: As they say on Facebook and in the recent movie about it, “It’s complicated.” In the 1990s, Cheri Daniels left her husband and their four daughters, ages 8 to 14, moved to California, and married another man. Three years later, she returned to Mitch and their family.

Governor Daniels has discussed the matter publicly only once. “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story,” he told the Indianapolis Star in 2004. “Love and the love of children overcame any problems.”

Since we know little of Mitch Daniels, we’re not sure this poses a Newt Paradox, at least until Mitch makes some Family Values noises. (Well, besides defunding Planned Parenthood this week.) But now that the cat’s out of the bag, we’re sure The Wife would love to get up close and personal with the DC Types who’ve been bandying about Hubby’s name.

Is Cheri Daniels a good ‘political wife’? [Christian Science Monitor]

Image: First Lady Cheri Herman Daniels [State of Indiana]


It’s, um, good news for Newty Toot.

How about the Vegan Black Metal Chef preparing pad thai? None of that “Family First Cookbook” crap – VBMC evokes the ancients, the Dark Ones and calls for the heat of Satan himself in his video.

Why does she look so happy slicing that kiwi? What is it she thinks she’s slicing? Why is that counter at such an odd angle to the rest of the kitchen? Where is Aaron Schock in all of this? Is he pre-soaking his white jeans to get the grass stains out of the knees? What would we give if she left Daniels for another woman? Why is there no justice?

How do you voluntarily leave your kids, and move to another state altogether? It’s inconceivable to me.

(I know it happens all the time, though.)

@Serolf Divad: Happened to my dad, though not for the same reasons. Back to Daniels, it’s no reflection on him. She showed seemingly terrible judgment and, after the passage of time and who but them knows what else, he forgave and reconciled with her. What’s the problem?

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