So, I won`t be able to say I had dinner with a Presidential candidate
: Indiana governor Mitch Daniels
has announced he won`t run, citing the opposition of wife and four daughters. Back in 1993, his wife ran off
, but then they got remarried in 1997. Plus, there was the drug dealing in college
, which didn`t get much attention, but would have if he`d run. Kind of a lot of laundry to air in public for your kids if you`re a pretty okay guy like Daniels is.
In contrast, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was full speed ahead for running for president of France until his recent rape arrest. You gotta have the fire in the belly.
In other gossip, a California legal / political heavyweight told a friend that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver had better reconcile. If not, Arnold`s business deals are so complicated to unravel (kind of like the McCourts, the divorcing owners of the L.A. Dodgers), that a divorce would be the equivalent of a California Lawyers Full Employment Act.
I`ve been following Arnold`s bizarre career at least since the mid-1970s, so even when I don`t have anything interesting to say about him, I`m still interested.