Alas, our illustrious governor, Ed Rendell, who just happens to have an insatiable appetite for spending public money, has informed us that the North Shore Connector project is a "tragic mistake." I wonder what tipped him off to such a startling revelation? Could it be the cost overruns? Or could it be the fact that now our Port Authority will be looking to the state for additional money?
Maybe it's the lack of value we will receive from the project if it's ever completed. Surely it isn't the fact that a majority of the county taxpayers were against the project from its inception.
It doesn't appear to me this was a "tragic mistake." A more appropriate title is "gross incompetence." And this starts with our new "spendulus" package, Ed Rendell and his untethered spending, the county officials who appointed the Port Authority board members and the Port Authority board members themselves.
The only thing tragic is how the people who keep voting for leaders with no concept of fiscal responsibility find a way of keeping themselves "tragically uniformed" about whom they elect.
I wonder, maybe the Port Authority deserves bonuses for its achievements.