October 23, 2013
PETER WOOD TO MITCH DANIELS: Buck up, man! “The main issue at hand is whether a college president should be speaking at a think tank that possesses a political agenda. Let’s start with the obvious: College presidents do this sort of thing routinely and without raising the faintest breeze of criticism.” Well, sure, but those are lefty think tanks. Totally different, since that’s within the tribe.
And this is undoubtedly true: “Daniels is not an especially partisan politician, which may be what makes him so ready to accommodate his critics. But that’s a mistake. His critics will only be heartened by having beaten him down once and will look for the next opening.”