This Friday will be the one year anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.
The former head of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau (not an engineer) was forced to cede her position by the legislature, against the wishes of our Governor, Tim Pawlenty.
Tim Pawlenty vetoed (later overridden) a small increase in the state gas tax which was intended to supply more money to fix bridges and roadways in Minnesota.
President Bush has vowed to veto a one billion dollar bill to rebuild "structurally deficient" bridges in the country, saying "it's too expensive."
In a few weeks, the Republican National Convention will open in St. Paul.
The presumptive nominee, John McCain, has vowed to stay in Iraq "a long time."
It costs about a billion dollars a day to occupy Iraq.
Tim Pawlenty is on the short list for the Vice-Presidential nomination.
Last weekend a thousand pound slab of concrete fell from a 35E bridge overpass, hitting one car and shutting down the freeway for hours.