Political Notebook


Musical mishap

Gov. Mitch Daniels has some experience with tacky Christmas ties.

He told reporters recently that he had one he really liked when his daughters were younger – it was bright red with little Christmas trees.

It also played a hymn of some kind, which he thought was pretty cool.

Until he accidentally set off the musical tie during a Christmas Eve prayer service. Daniels remembers panicking and trying to shut it off, which caused it just to start the song over.

“The girls were mortified,” he said. “That thing was retired the minute I got home.”