The Morning After Metro
A nauseating song for a nauseating decision:
How ironic that the day before Independence Day the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors tied its citizens to a mismanaged money-losing mess like Metro forever that will require hundreds of millions of tax dollars for the incredible bounty of 2.9 miles of track and two end of the line stops.
Now that the vote is a done deal, news outlets can now be even more upfront about the massive problems facing the mess of a system that we just tied ourselves to forever, like in this telling WaPo article. How can we solve problems like that? Oh, don’t worry, we’ll just tack on a couple hundred more millions dollars to the local government subsidies, especially those rich suckers out in Loudoun.
Media whore Ken “Flipper” Reid tries to explain himself to Tom Jackman. Don’t forget, all you LCRCers, this is the guy who filed to run as an Independent against an LCRC incumbent in 2007. Did you really expect him to hold strong in the face of determined opposition? He’s weak and vain and he caved to pressure and ass-kissing.
And I forgot to promote this earlier, but The Washington City Paper did an excellent article on the craziness that is LoCo, focusing on the Metro battle. Nice sidebar on Lyme disease. Maybe Reid has Lyme and that explains his flip. Nah, he’s just always been a weasel.
Postscript: Much of our state delegation has gone AWOL on this, preferring to sit it out, I guess. Details in comments.
Postscript 2: Jim Bacon weighs in.