Support the Bridges, End the War!

The Huffington Post has an essay up by Coleen Rowley, one of the Minnesotans who protested the president’s appearance at the Minnesota Bridge Disaster. Rowley notes the irony that her sign now represents with the president vetoing transportation funding while pushing ahead with more funding for the war. Rowley writes:

We had no idea, however, that only 3 months later, Bush and his cronies in
Congress would actually VETO the money needed to rebuild this critical
bridge that, before its collapse, spanned the Mississippi River into
Minneapolis. Incredibly enough, our banner proved prescient in foreseeing
the clash of priorities when, just last week, 137 of Bush’s best Republican
rubberstamps, including Minnesota’s own two right-wing Representatives John
Kline and (Bush-smooching) Michele Bachmann, voted to sustain Bush’s veto of the Transportation Bill over their own constituents’ interest in rebuilding the 35 W Bridge.

With House Transportation Committee Chair James Oberstar (D-MN) in the hospital because of an old cycling injury (no joke), its probably going to be until at least the new year until Congress can pass a transportation bill more suitable for the President.

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