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    Obama's Next Secretary of Trans.

    Hey, first post in A&S and I found this interestingly awesome. Let's just try to keep this out of P&R.

    http://velonews.com/article/85441/le...ime-for-thanks

    Basically, the article discusses how 3 of 5 of Obama's top picks for the spot are cycling advocates.

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    Well, you do have to remember that (before he was under Secret Service protection) Biden took the Amtrak to DC every day. I'd like to think that we've got more in common with avowed train-riders than Prius-owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehead View Post
    Well, you do have to remember that (before he was under Secret Service protection) Biden took the Amtrak to DC every day. I'd like to think that we've got more in common with avowed train-riders than Prius-owners.
    Who is this "we" you speak of? Which part(s) of the country do "we" live in?

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    Our current President shares our President-elect's passion for physical fitness and is reputedly a fairly good mountain biker. Of course, the same cannot be said for our current Vice President.
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    If our current president has a passion for cycling, how come he appointed someone as anti cycling as Mary Peters to Transportation.. Sometimes, we can't afford what we need, even tho I'd help to solve some major problems like obesity , traffic congestion, gasoline consumption...My picks.. Rep. Blumenheauer sp..?.... Or how about Chicago Mayor Daley.. He's a big cycling advocate and he'd put an urban spin on our transportation issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    If our current president has a passion for cycling, how come he appointed someone as anti cycling as Mary Peters to Transportation..
    Maybe because cycling may be a great recreational activity, but nothing to base a national energy policy on, to paraphrase something his VP once said about conservation. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrooking View Post
    Maybe because cycling may be a great recreational activity, but nothing to base a national energy policy on, to paraphrase something his VP once said about conservation. ?
    Perish the thought of vehicular cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrooking View Post
    Maybe because cycling may be a great recreational activity, but nothing to base a national energy policy on, to paraphrase something his VP once said about conservation. ?
    If she's in charge of the Dept of Transportation, why is she determining national energy policy?

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    My pick for sectrans?

    Nobody!!!!!

    I would have the same pic for the majority of the cabinet seats in our ridiculously bloated fed. government.

    But, if we gotta have one, having an actual cyclist would be nice. Notice how I said cyclist and not cyclist advocate.

    To me advocate=nosy SOB who thinks he can fix my problems with somebody else's money.

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    what trekker pete said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Our current President shares our President-elect's passion for physical fitness and is reputedly a fairly good mountain biker. Of course, the same cannot be said for our current Vice President.
    Emphasis on Mountain. As I understand it he even has his own trail setup. I doubt that he gets buzzed much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    If our current president has a passion for cycling, how come he appointed someone as anti cycling as Mary Peters to Transportation.. Sometimes, we can't afford what we need, even tho I'd help to solve some major problems like obesity , traffic congestion, gasoline consumption...My picks.. Rep. Blumenheauer sp..?.... Or how about Chicago Mayor Daley.. He's a big cycling advocate and he'd put an urban spin on our transportation issues.
    He can't bring in Mayor Daley. Because Daley has the last name Daley and lives in Chicago he's considered to be taking bribes. Bringing in Daley would remove all confidence that remains in the executive branch.

    Blumenheauer would be interesting, but the job is bigger than "being pro-cycling." You have to be a competent executive as well and I have no idea if that's true of Blumenheauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crhilton View Post
    He can't bring in Mayor Daley. Because Daley has the last name Daley and lives in Chicago he's considered to be taking bribes. Bringing in Daley would remove all confidence that remains in the executive branch.

    Blumenheauer would be interesting, but the job is bigger than "being pro-cycling." You have to be a competent executive as well and I have no idea if that's true of Blumenheauer.
    Ahh, who needs competent executive experience? We just elected a president without any. And he's from that same chicago political machine which gives NOLA a run for corruptness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekker pete View Post
    Ahh, who needs competent executive experience? We just elected a president without any. And he's from that same chicago political machine which gives NOLA a run for corruptness.
    I realize he is and that emphasizes the importance of not reminding us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Or how about Chicago Mayor Daley.. He's a big cycling advocate and he'd put an urban spin on our transportation issues.
    Daleys to busy being the master puppeteer. Da mayor is gonna make Cheney look like a rank amateur.

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