Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Hunting The Snark Edition

Aug 28, 2019

How Purdue's President comments on national issues might be as important as what he says.
Credit Jae Lee / WBAA News

Purdue President Mitch Daniels disagrees with the notion that he’s sometimes snarky in the regular column he writes for the Washington Post. He’d prefer to call it sarcasm or humor. But in a recent column about politics – a subject he regularly comments on, even if there’s little connection to his current role in higher education – his language jabs at both parties, but is notably more dismissive to Democratic ideals.

This month, on WBAA’s conversation with him, we ask President Daniels if his tone is contributing to the rancorous feel of any talk about the nation’s politics, and whether he might use his current role differently – to try to bring people together.

Also on this edition of the program, how well have Purdue bosses doing giving out raises on merit, rather than just giving everyone in a department the same pay hike?