Saturday, July 11, 2009

Arch connector and beer for all!

I have wondered over the last 2 or 3 months if President Obama is trying to tackle too many issues. Today, in our fair city by the muddy Mississippi we are gearing up for the Baseball All-Star Game but at the same time we had a visit from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. For the most part I like Salazar, I think he was a solid pick by Obama. What surprises the hell out of me, is what Salazar stated today during his visit:

(From the Post-Dispatch/Jake Wagman) Salazar noted what visitors before him have lamented for years: The Arch is cut off from the rest of downtown, isolated by the depressed interstate lanes that run along Memorial Drive.
"One of the things we need to do is find a way of connecting the Arch to the community of St. Louis," Salazar said. "That will be a priority of President Obama, and it will be a priority of mine."

Really? A priority? Our Senator Claire McCaskill must really be working her voodoo spell to bend the ears of Salazar and Obama enough to make the connecting-lid over the highway to the Arch grounds a priority. Hot damn!