Mitch Daniels named Purdue president; AP reporter seeks haters

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This morning Purdue University announced that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will become the school’s twelfth president when he completes his term in January.

This Associated Press reporter is on it!

any purdue alumni out there not supporting Mitch Daniels as the new president? DM me or email to tlobianco at ap dot org

— Tom LoBianco (@tomlobianco) June 21, 2012

same goes for Purdue students, re: Daniels – reply or email – tlobianco at ap dot org

— Tom LoBianco (@tomlobianco) June 21, 2012

Because, y’know, AP reporters are real journalists.

The governor will be stepping away from partisan politics.

Mitch Daniels: "Effective immediately, I will recuse myself from any partisan political activities or commentary."

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

Mitch Daniels: "No campaigning, no commenting about anybody’s campaign, in the state, out of the state, anywhere else, no fundraising."

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

Haters gonna hate:

I thought I hated Purdue before but now that Mitch Daniels is president, I now loathe that place #ditchmitch #Purdouche

— KP ☀ (@kyreneep) June 21, 2012

https://twitter.com/tnspidell/status/215835169448407042

Thankfully Your Man Mitch's taking the job at Purdue is the only time we will ever hear this phrase: President Daniels

— Mark H Davis (@mrmarkhdavis) June 21, 2012

Here are some highlights from Purdue’s announcement.

The board vote is unanimous: Mitch Daniels is the president-elect at Purdue University.

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

And here comes the ceremonial gift: A Harley Davidson leather Purdue motorcycle jacket for Daniels, an avid motorcycle rider.

— Purdue University (@LifeAtPurdue) June 21, 2012

Gov. Daniels in his new Purdue Harley-Davidson jacket #pupres pic.twitter.com/leiC0blf

— Purdue University (@LifeAtPurdue) June 21, 2012

Tim Sands, Purdue's provost, will be interim president until Mitch Daniels completes his second term in January 2013.

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

Daniels: In months ahead, "lots of listening and very little talking. For now, I am all questions, and few, if any, answers."

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

"We're thrilled that you said yes," outgoing Purdue President France Cordova says.

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

"A little more structured than I'm used to … but okay," Mitch Daniels says of Purdue's very — uh, managed — press conference.

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

Mitch Daniels says he will live in Purdue's president's house.

— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) June 21, 2012

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