Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Walker's audacity

Scott Walker has no shame. The JS reports this morning that Walker opposes Mayor Tom Barrett's transit plan because the county exec needs to protect the bus system. Besides, he envisions a county so prosperous that everyone owns cars.

Putting aside the geopolitical and environmental problems that will arise if we continue to push cars as the ultimate transportation mode, Walker's statements are ludicrously unbelievable. He has slashed transit, raised fares, and never, ever has he been a champion of the poor.

Walker's comments are really over the top -- an insult to Milwaukee County.

Barrett needs to hang more details on the outline of his plan, but he is years and years and years ahead of Walker on this one. It's too bad that Walker has run away, as fast and far as he can, from showing needed leadership on this issue.

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