Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Bringing home the bacon to SW Virginia

This commentary in the NY Times starts out by picking on the inclusion in the forthcoming highway bill of an appropriation for new horse trails in Southwest Virginia, at the request of Congressman Boucher.

The author notes: "When I expressed doubts to Mr. Boucher that these new horse trails would ease traffic on the roads, he replied, 'That's fair to say.' He didn't expect any commuters to use them. But he insisted this really wasn't an unusual use of money from the highway trust fund, and he had a point."

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