I was reading through the News and Observer article describing the Govna’s first day in office. Now, I have switched jobs, taken responsibility over from someone else and even given responsibility to someone who is taking over my role. Changes happen. People think that they have better ideas, or fresh ideas or just, I don’t know, ideas. I have no issue with that. But what struck was this her quote on the Board of Transportation. The article sets it up this way
Perdue ordered that the state Board of Transportation, criticized over the years for approving projects based on patronage and parochialism instead of need, cede its authority to approve road projects to the secretary of transportation. Such decisions would be made by the professional planners and engineers at the department, while the board acts as a planning group.
State law, however, requires that the board be consulted on any spending in districts represented by board members. Perdue acknowledged the statutory obstacle, but said the board will shift gears voluntarily.
Okay, okay, s she has some “politicking to do”. Or, then again, maybe not:
“Because the governor of this state appoints the DOT board, we will be able to convince them very easily to delegate that authority,” she said.
Hmmm, color me naive, but that doesn’t sound right.