“He has not only helped rebuild our landscape, he’s helped beautify it by creating opportunities for bikers and runners to enjoy our great outdoors.”
— Obama on LaHood
Congressional Quarterly has the full transcript from today’s press conference where President-elect Obama introduced his choice for Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. Below are some key excerpts interspersed with my thoughts…
This is Obama giving some background (emphasis mine):
“…Our economy boomed in the 20th century when President Eisenhower remade the American landscape by building the interstate highway system.