Friday, August 03, 2007

Update on the Minnesota bridge collapse

From The Politico:

It took less than a day for the disastrous bridge collapse in Minneapolis to turn into a political uproar on Capitol Hill.

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) opened the Thursday session of the Senate, he warned that the bridge disaster was a “wake-up call” regarding infrastructure investment across the country.

Later, Reid and other Democratic leaders went a step further, bashing Republicans for failing to pass a water resources and development act, known as WRDA on Capitol Hill, for seven years, saying that the bill was essential to investing in American infrastructure.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who chairs the appropriations subcommittee that funds transportation programs, slammed President Bush for threatening to veto the transportation bill because it exceeds his initial budget request.

“This is what I worry about every day. The lack of investment in infrastructure is frightening,” Murray said. “This is what [Bush] is threatening to veto -- investment in infrastructure for [roads] we go to work on every day.”

Reid even suggested that Bush has been too distracted by the Iraq war and post-Sept. 11 national security needs to focus on the country’s water, sewer and transportation infrastructure.
“Since 9/11, we have taken our eye off the ball,” Reid said.

Yesterday on this blog and in a comment to a post about the bridge collapse on Born Again Redneck I stated a belief that it would only be a matter of time before some low-life leftist piece of filth tried to exploit this disaster by trying to tie it to global warming.

I was wrong.

It seems that the low-life pieces of left-wing filth are trying to exploit this disaster by trying to tie it to president Bush, Iraq and Republican fiscal responsibility.

Six of one - half dozen of the other. As Forest Gump's mother might have said, scum is as scum does.