Thursday, January 17, 2008

Not that we'd ever wish ill on anyone...

...but it would be strangely fitting if the next person killed in a car wreck on dangerous KY 90 in Cumberland County was a relative or close friend of Steve Beshear, Joe Prather or Gilbert Newman.


At 10:24 PM, January 17, 2008, Anonymous Marc Carey said...

With all due respect and acknowledgment of your zeal, I think this post crosses the line.

I encourage you to consider deleting it.

At 10:02 AM, January 18, 2008, Blogger K-Pac II said...

Mr. Carey, we certainly appreciate your contributions to the conservative blogosphere and your dedication to the cause.

We also see your point and we would actually agree that the wording of this sentiment is a bit over the top.

The point we are trying to make is that none of the people in Frankfort, who made the decision to cancel this highway project, will ever suffer the consequences of having to live this dangerous highway.

One of us here at K-Pac has driven this road a few times and we agree that it's a public safety hazard. It's not unlike hundreds of other highways in Kentucky that serve our rural areas. We can think of lots of other roads that need to be fixed. But the work must start somewhere and we won't begrudge David Williams the opportunity he had to get something done in his home county.

The next fatality on Highway 90 won't be someone with political connections in Frankfort. It will likely be some young person in Burkesville, or a commuter who has to drive to Glasgow every day to work, or someone else there in the community. While decrying the political process used in funding this project, the new governor and Transportation secretary and state highway engineer can cancel the work in the name of saving money and restoring order to the construction funding process without having to suffer any of the personal consequences experienced by the people who use this road every day and are endangered by its condition.


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