Political Notebook


Daniels, surgeon have a little fun

Gov. Mitch Daniels made it through surgery this morning to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, but not unscathed.

The governor jokingly wrote "this one dummy" on his right leg to ensure that Dr. Sandy Kunkel, an Indianapolis surgeon, performed the surgery on the correct knee.

But Kunkel got the last laugh as Daniels woke up with cotton-candy pink painted toenails.

Kunkel earlier this year also performed rotator cuff surgery on Daniels.