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Ray LaHood asked about road signs: pork or pride?

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

By The Post's Lisa Rein

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was asked on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” Tuesday morning to respond to criticism of road signs scattered along interstates and next to other transportation projects built with stimulus money.

In this clip, he addresses questions about the cost of the signs:

By Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 2:12 PM ET
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Man, this guy is good. I don't think I've ever even known the name of the Secretary of Transportation in previous administrations. He's absolutely right on this faux flap and he knows how to communicate clearly about it.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | July 27, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus for sign-makers!

This comment was brought to you by your grandchildren's blood, sweat, and tears.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 27, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Ohio wasn't originally one of the States doing the Sign Wars. The Republicans complained that the Stimulus wasn't helping Ohio. The Governor had the signs placed. The Republicans complained about how much the signs cost, (a couple million total. maybe). The People read the signs.

Republicans are much more mumble prone now when talking about how the stimulus isn't doing anything.

OF COURSE they don't like the signs. They make it harder for republicans to tell lies and not get caught.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 28, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

"This comment was brought to you by your grandchildren's blood, sweat, and tears."

Then I am glad that you support the end of the Bush tax cuts, which your grandchildren's blood, sweat, and tears will be paying for. (NOT the grandchildren of the people who have benefitted the most from the tax cuts, because according to Republican theology only people who get their money by working for it should be taxed.)

Posted by: edallan | July 29, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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