Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dallas newspaper wants policy debate from Rick and Kay on transportation...

Yeah right.

The Dallas Morning News blogs (link).

Excerpt follows...

The Senate commerce committeevoted this week to advance a plan pushed by the Obama Administration to provide emergency funds for federal highway trust fund, a move that in turn delays much bigger -- and vastly more expensive -- efforts to completelyoverhaul federal transportation policy.

The latter is the preferred method of House transportation chairman James Oberstar, D-Minn., but it's going nowhere.

perry.JPGAgainst that backdrop, Gordon Dickson, the Star-Telegram's transportation reporter, has a piece this morningthat highlights the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's "reluctant" support for the extension bill. He quotes her and Gov. Rick Perry's spokeswoman as saying they'd prefer a more comprehensive reform than a band-aid approach.

But saying you're for reform and saying what that means, exactly, isn't always the same thing.

As if. Campaigns are not about serious debate. Rick has already been burned on transportation after unveiling a comprehensive long term plan. If Kay is smart, she will lay low on the issue, other than to rile up the TTC folks from time to time.

DMN blogs...

There is a lot at stake in the 2010 race for governor, and one of biggest things is the multi-billion-dollar business of building roads and rail.

Let the policy debate begin.

I say that would be nice, but yeah right.

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