Did it strike you, too, as interesting, if not semi-curious, that Gov. Mike Pence spoke last week at the notable Hotel Adlon by Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate? He ripped Russian aggression and fairly demanded the White House bring back the mothballed missile-defense shield for Eastern Europe. He was taking a break from a privately funded trade mission to Germany. Pence seizing the moment – even though his comments were right on point and delivered with force – certainly looked to us as an opportunity to get some face time and elevate awareness in case he decides to chase the presidency in 2016. Last year, we wrote in this space when the subject of a possible President Pence came to light that he needed to make more inroads in the Hoosier State. In the interim he has done that on several fronts, and so maybe it is time for him to begin thinking about casting his bid for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. We’re just not sure the awareness is “there” yet, but we’re not stating that it couldn’t happen. It’s just fascinating to us that he would interrupt the trade mission to deliver his comments. We all should stay tuned to this one.
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In this space last month, we took Carmel’s Dept. of Community Relations to task for its premature reporting of a fire fatality. It unintentionally did so based on faulty information provided by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
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We’re happy to welcome Hoosier Salon, the not-for-profit art collective, to the Arts & Design District. The salon, which worked in that space as a pop-up location last year, could open by May 1.
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We’ve noticed tangential effects of the work on U.S. 31, and a good chunk of it involves massive trucks using Clay Terrace Boulevard as an alternate route. It’s semi-comical – and wholly unsafe – watching those monsters clog up a roundabout and bounce off the curbs. Perhaps pointed signage would help.