Friday, January 06, 2006

Post Reports on Kaine's Transportation Selection

From the WaPo: Kaine said he also was impressed with Homer's local government experience, which he said will be important in implementing his plan to help local governments control development so they can ease traffic congestion. Homer, 49, served as a Prince William County official from 1987 to 2002, ending as a deputy county executive. I wanted someone with alittle more spunk to him. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

3 Comments:

At 1/06/2006 01:06:00 PM, Blogger Hirons said...

Pierce is a nice enough guy and very smart politically, but couldn't give a ratz ass about providing transportation fixes that actually help. And I thought Kaine actually cared about transportation after his song and dance travelling band routine where he was "listening" to the people about transportation.

Hanley would have been a better pick.

 
At 1/06/2006 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm okay with the pick. It's all a part of Prince William eventually taking over the world...

 
At 1/06/2006 02:28:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

It must not feel so great to be the last one picked, especially if you're already occupying the job. Selecting Pierce gives them the advantage of moving off right away without a break in continuity. Whatever Hanley's merits (I'm no fan of hers as far as her Fairfax County gig was concerned), there would have been weeks of adjustment that don't have to take place now. My impression is that Homer has been competent in the position since he took over from Clement. Over at Bacon's EMR made his views quite clear and they are less charitable than mine. But I think it's a bit unfair to judge what one does in one position by comparison with what is done in an entirely different context (Ooops - didn't I just do that with Hanley? I guess it's back to the Character Spa for another Hypocrisy Treatment). Maybe what I'm trying to say is that Kaine could have done a lot worse.

 

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