BLUE ON BLUE INTERCONTINENTAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL FAIL: “For decades the environmental movement has used [the National Environmental Protection Act] and its [California Environmental Quality Act]-like state equivalents, to block key energy development and infrastructure projects. Seeing Obama’s signature transportation initiative killed by this same tactic is some sweet poetic justice.”
(Headline inspired by this presidential malapropism.)
How could anyone who's dealt with TSA and the airlines in recent years root against high speed transcontinental rail? The prospect of luxuriating in a comfortable sleeper cabin while the train races across the continent at blazing speed seems so attractive to this increasingly aerophobic traveller. Indeed, if I thought he could make it happen, I'd vote for Obama in a minute.