Mitch Daniels: Lay Off of Rick Perry
Fat lady ain't singing down in Texas, Indiana governor says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2011 12:27 PM CDT
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels listens as state first lady Cheri Daniels speaks during a memorial service at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Mitch Daniels has some advice for those who are writing Rick Perry's political eulogy: Hold your horses. "It's way too early to know, or to issue, to pronounce last rites over one performance," Daniels said today. "There's still many of these (debates), too many maybe. ... I'd cut him some slack and give him a little time." Politico notes that Daniels also had kind words for Democrat Sen. Mark Warner's work on the Gang of Six, saying, "It's very encouraging, by the way, to hear a guy like Sen. Warner speak to it as clearly as he just did. I wish he were president." More fun on your Sunday dial, as per Politico: