Wednesday, November 3, 2010

San Francisco is Going to Miss the Power of Pelosi as House Speaker

So says the San Francisco Chronicle:
Nowhere will Nancy Pelosi's loss of the House speakership be felt more acutely than here in the Bay Area, where her power - and the power of fellow local Democrats in Washington - has been used to help steer hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure projects.

"Just look around," said Jim Lazarus of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "The $400 million for the Transbay Terminal project, the Doyle Drive rebuild, the Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup. If she wasn't there, I'm not sure we would have gotten the funding, and we certainly wouldn't have gotten it as fast as we did."

And there are projects still on the table, such as the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail project that is just getting off the ground and looking for big federal money.
...and the spoils change direction (but never end).

1 comment:

  1. Who cares? Talk about fiddling while Rome burns! The woman (creature) did her best to shove her agenda down the rest of the country's throats, and we're supposed to cry for San Fran? what a laugh.

    Ding dong, the witch is (fired).