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Rumour mill overdrive (on bumpy roads). Rendell as transportation secretary?

Is the Gov. of my dear home state of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, under consideration by the Obama crowd for an appointment to US transportation secretary?  Well, he says he’d like the job. And recent hill chatter suggests he is a serious contender.   The following stories suggest the same. http://theoverheadwire.blogspot.com/2008/10/transportation-secretary-short-list.htm http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/06/rendell_volunteers_to_serve_in.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20081005/pl_cq_politics/politics2971165 But would Ed make a good […]

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Fred Smith and Linda Daschle – who could be next DOT head?

What do FedEx founder and chief executive Fred Smith and high-powered lobbyist Linda Daschle have in common? Both are rumoured to be potential candidates for the job of US transportation secretary in the next administration. They join a list that is also speculated to include former FAA administrator Jane Garvey, former American chief Bob Crandall and […]

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Northwest Airlines uses pull in billboard sign fiasco

Signs, signs, everywhere is signs. And yet some are more objectionable than others. At least that’s the argument that Northwest Airlines is making after it asked Clear Channel Communications to remove a Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) anti-nuclear-weapons billboard in the Minneapolis airport. “We received several complaints from customers and employees on the content of […]

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