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While this is a step in the right direction for Indiana working families, it certainly put Gov. Mitch Daniels between a rock and a hard place:

Gov. Mitch Daniels signaled this afternoon that Republicans should to drop the right-to-work bill that has brought the Indiana House to a standstill for two days and imperiled other measures.

Daniels told reporters this afternoon that he expects House Democrats will return to work if the bill dies. It would be unfortunate if other bills are caught up in the turmoil, he said.

He will not send out state police to corral the Democrats, the Republican governor said.

... because on one hand, a continuing standoff à la Wisconsin is a political loser for Daniels, while on the other sending any 2012 presidential aspirations he had down the toilet. On the bright side (from a progressive perspective anyway), he did manage to toss Scott Walker under the bus while doing so.  

Of course the big question is, will the Republican legislators listen to him?

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