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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is uniquely qualified to talk about bipartisanship, as a former Republican member of the House from Illinois. In a blog post, LaHood called one's party "one tool in a plentiful kit" and warned against a "political climate where partisanship is revered for its own sake" and "where we no longer debate the merits of legislation; we only debate its authorship."