We have seen the future, and it sucks.

For Congressman, Life in Bike Lane Comes Naturally

31st December 2007

WSJ (sub required, but well worth the money)

Though he was alone on the road, and despite the downpour, he stopped at every red traffic signal.

Yeah, and if you believe that one, I’ll tell you another one.

He launched the Congressional Bike Caucus, a bipartisan group that promotes public investment in cycling.

As the ranks of the Bicycle Caucus have grown — there are now more than 170 members — money for bike projects has grown, more than doubling during his time in office.

The fun part about being a Congressman is that you can take a personal obsession and make the taxpayer spend money on it. Is this a great country, or what?

He’s a Pacific Northwest liberal, labor and eco-friendly, with an earnest demeanor.

And that tels you everything you need to know about what’s wrong with America.

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