Friday, November 03, 2006

Runways are unsafe...

...and it's all Bush's fault. So sayeth Sen. Frank Lautenberg. ""Our runways are out of shape, and the Bush administration has failed to move to correct the problem...If we don't get serious about runway problems, the result could be disastrous."

Well, pardon my french, but no shit sherlock. It's a travesty that runways don't have safe overrun zones, especially considering that even airports such as LAX and Midway that are surrounded by development can instal EMAS beds that arrest the plane with the same effect of a 1,000 foot overrun zone. But it's been like this since the '80s, and attempting to attach Bush's name to it is a stupid crass political trick that will be seen as such.