TiahrtHow do you open a speech dedicating a $105 million elevated railroad project? Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, went with a little partisan comedy.
Taking the stage in the cool mist this morning in front of roughly 100 engineers, politicians and business leaders, Tiahrt opened with this:
“Morning. It's great to be with you at this day. And, whatever happened to global warming? (light laughter) I want to take that up with somebody. We're looking for somebody in Washington right now. They're still trying to figure out where the Nobel Peace Prize came from. Once they get past that, we're going to be fine."
Later, several engineers and city council member Janet Miller lauded the project for reducing carbon dioxide emissions produced by vehicles as they wait for trains to pass. (more…)