"M" is for the many ways he's quoted
Just when you wonder how bad Secretary Mineta is, you discover some more sand for his broken down machinery. I discovered that he has been quoted as saying, "I have an airport named after me, do you?" Doesn't that sound like one of your worst High School teachers trying to maintain credibility after being out-argued by a student?
I also get a kick out of the fact that several of his old Democratic colleagues are now critical of Secretary Mineta. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who proves that any rhetorically filled politician can be elected to the Senate, calls for his resignation as noted in this editorial during Mineta's recent tour of Caltrain's fine operation from San Jose to San Franciso.
Senator Murray (D-WA) is also critical, and correctly notes that "After starving the patient for the last four years, Secretary Mineta is now complaining that the patient is malnurished." Please recognize that Murray dips into politics in this item by taking the opportunity to zap the Bush Administration, as if it is only one who has been guilty of this crime. Politics aside, every single Administration, and every single Congress, regardless of Party affiliation or majority, has done PRECISELY that same thing.
Never mind. There is real bipartisanship showing up here. Both Conservative Michelle Malkin and Liberal Barbara Boxer are calling for Mineta's resignation. Amtrak would be well served if Mineta did "elect" that option. By doing so, he might help give Congress the "High Green" to authorize the Budget Amount that Mr. Gunn and Amtrak want. Then we could see if the President has the courage to excercise an unwise veto.