Today on NewsTalk, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton praised the president’s jobs plan, hammered the federal government for its response to last month’s earthquake, and offered a possible remedy to the postal service’s financial problems. Norton’s comments about the gridlock that followed the ‘quake are particularly relevant in the wake of this weekend’s 9/11 observances. “I blame the federal government,” said the District’s non-voting Delegate. “We performed no better after the earthquake than after 9/11. … We have a long way to go.”
We also talked today with DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh – and she too found significant failings in the region’s response to the earthquake. She said there were too many cars on the road at one time, with two few traffic control officers helping keep intersections clear. We also talked about the Gray administration’s hiring difficulties (“very regrettable”), ethics reform (she has a proposal coming) and internet gaming (she supports a very limited pilot program).
In our last segment, blogger Tom Threlkeld talked about the Redskins win over the Giants.
If you missed any of today’s interviews, you can check them out here:
Tuesday at 10 a.m.: DC Mayor Vince Gray