George Bush’s Man Mitch Daniels gets a mention in Bloomberg’s article about Scott McClellan’s new book about the Bush administration. Larry Lindsey, Bush’s economic adviser was fired shortly after he went “off script” by talking too openly about the potential cost of the War in Iraq. At the time, Lindsey’s now bargain basement estimate of $200 billion was deemed too high. “At the time, then-Budget Director Mitch Daniels and other administration officials dismissed Lindsey’s figure as too high. Daniels said the conflict would cost about the same as the $61 billion spent on the 1991 Persian Gulf conflict.” So far, Daniels is off by a factor of 10 and growing. Blue Indiana has a bit more along these lines.