Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I may have to reconsider Saturday's blog. Seattle's voters have just defeated a 47-billion dollar tax hike, most of which would have gone to build light rail. Recent coverage in the Christian Science Monitor notes that some greens saw light rail as counterproductive. LRT causes highway congestion; ridership is low, diversion from auto use is negligible and funds are diverted from road projects that would speed traffic -- which would make the air cleaner.

Green meets pork -- and blinks.