Monday, December 17, 2007


It's amazing that a minority junior senator from Oklahoma has infinite power over the Senate, while the senior majority senator from Connecticut has none.

Metro board members from Virginia and the District are skeptical of Maryland's move, while officials in Annapolis insist that the state's commitment is ironclad. But those jitters are overshadowed by graver doubts about the federal half of the funding formula, which at the moment is being held up by a single senator -- Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) -- despite its apparent overwhelming support in Congress.

It's amazing how this stuff works!