From Erika Bolstad in Washington D.C. --
The Wall Street Journal's political blog, Washington Wire, reports that state leaders in Philadelphia for the National Governors' Association meeting plan to make investing in infrastructure a big part of their agenda this year.
The incoming president of the group, Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., described it as "not the sexiest of issues," but a necessary one to talk about as bridges and roads age across the country. Washington Wire reports that Rendell went on to complain that the so-called "bridge to nowhere" pushed by U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young has led many people to believe that all spending on infrastructure as pork barrel waste.
According to Washington Wire, Gov. Sarah Palin "like Stevens, a Republican—rushed over to Rendell afterwards to remind him that she had vetoed construction of the bridge."
P.S. If you haven't already seen this Philadelphia Inquirer article about all the would-be VPs at the governor's gathering, it's a fun read.