Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood to Luv Guv Gibbons: You're Crazy!

Well, he said it himself in a more polite way.

"It has come to my attention that you were recently quoted in the media as saying that Nevada expected to receive funds this week," Secretary Ray LaHood wrote. "If such a statement was made, it is not accurate."

LaHood said he "cannot commit to a date certain" when the Federal Rail Administration would take action.

Gibbons announced last week that the feds were releasing $45 million for the magnetic levitation train between Las Vegas and Southern California, funds that had been set aside for the project in a 2008 federal spending bill. The money had been delayed as the maglev project lagged in coming up with the $11 million in required matching funds.

Maglev and the proposed DesertXpress train are in a fierce competition for the Vegas-to-Southern California route.

Wow. So Gibbons really wasn't telling the truth about maglev. Why am I not surprised?

So was he lying or is he just batsh*t crazy? Who knows! Maybe he wasn't even paying attention. Has anyone seen any suspicious text messaging on one of his state issued cell phones lately? ;-)

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