The strategic importance of your bus monitor
They keep talking about state and local responsibility as somehow more important than federal authority. But as a commenter at TOD showed, the Mississipi delta region of our country remains a geopolitical cornerstone. Both shipping and oil considerations make this region more than a local concern, regardless of what Hastert says.
"Denny Hastert was the bus monitor on the school bus I rode in rural Illinois when I was a kid. He was a fat stupid little suck up back then and it is interesting to note that he hasn't changed a lick" -- SW.