18 January 2009

Boehner's Boner

Thanks to Sean, who sent this in to Copenhagenize.com:

Over the weekend, John Boehner, the Republican leader in the United States House of Representatives, made a rather unfortunate comment about the economic stimulus package currently being debated and cycling infrastructure on CBS's "Face the Nation" - a well-known political news program.

“I think there’s a place for infrastructure, but what kind of infrastructure? Infrastructure to widen highways, to ease congestion for American families? Is it to build some buildings that are necessary?” He stated. “But if we’re talking about beautification projects, or we’re talking about bike paths, Americans are not going to look very kindly on this.”


You can see the segment on You Tube (at 5:05) or view it here:


You can also read a brief article about it on the political web site "The Hill."

If inclined, you can also contact Representative Boehner to share your opinion.

Thanks, Sean, for sending this in. There is also a page at the League of American Bicyclists about 'Who's Trashing Talking Cycling' with some good counter arguments.

Isn't this politician's name pronounced Boner, when Anglicized?