According to well-placed sources within state and local government, Mr. Koponen is creating quite a buzz in the hallways of the Government Center South as well as local political operatives with prognostications on his future plans. Apparently Tim is trying to convince his listening audience that he was "personally recruited" by Governor Daniels to shake up the IDOL because of Mitch's dissatisfaction with Commissioner Torres' leadership over the last few months. He also is quick to point out that he is being fast-tracked to be the Commissioner if things do not shape up by the end of year.
In an effort to obtain some background on Tim as well as provide some degree of objectivity we decided to take a peek at his facebook page. We've cut and pasted a few of his responses - only because we think that he will delete them after this post becomes public. Below are Tim's posts in italics.
As you can see we imagine Tim's comments have Governor Mitch Daniels' political advisers scrambling right now to clean up this guy's public rants. With the economy of someone who obviously likes to hear himself speak without consequences, he has systematically undercut the Governor's message on tax policy (we assume the Governor will endorse tax cuts for all) and Obamacare as he touts the perfection of Germany's Universal Health Care.
What always baffles me is the fact that Universal Healthcare actually is cheaper that crappy private half assed health care, but American don't want the good stuff... what about being world class and getting the best? Why do we hate being better?
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What kind of bonuses would they have needed if we didn't cut those taxes on the rich?
Thank goodness s
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Maybe he did....
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The best is that she's home schooling her kids LOL. Hope they're not my students
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Of course it wouldn't be complete embarrassment for the Governor without mocking social conservatives with his offhand comments on Jesus Christ supporting evolution. Finally, as a former professor he couldn't pass up a chance to insult the Teaparty darling Congresswoman Bachmann. Not bad for two months work. Of course this add credibility to our sources' claims that Mr. Koponen possess an uncanny lack of political common sense and the rare ability to piss off people every time he opens his mouth to speak.
For those who think that we are nitpicking, please keep in mind that social media is the new 'open mike' for the next Presidential election. History shows that many a candidate have had their political aspirations crippled or even derailed when one of their employees catches a case of diarrhea of the mouth.
We are curious to know that in light of the Governor's all but announced bid for the White House, did anyone bother to check out this guy before he was hired?
We bet Mr. Earl Goode, The Governor's Chief of Staff may be having second thoughts on this pick.
From our vantage point, it seems like loose cannon Tim Koponen is more of a benefit for President Obama than the Governor. But only time will tell.
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