Thursday, August 06, 2009

Hoyer wrong about everything, including the Erie Canal

In the accompanying video, Steny Hoyer mentioned the utility of the Erie Canal, which was apparently objected to by short-sighted citizens, including then-President Thomas Jefferson, who refused to fund it.

By the way, whatever happened to the Erie Canal? Well, it was superseded in short order by the completion of the railroad, specifically the New York Central. Jefferson was right.

It seems a canal cannot span a nation as large as this one, and a railroad can. So the canal was a boondoggle and made little difference in the long run.

2 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

I wouldn't trust Hoyer to choose a pair of sweat socks. He couldn't walk down a flight of stairs honestly.

BTW, I was shocked, SHOCKED, to learn that I was banished from your blogroll.

Was it something I said?

miriam said...

I thought your blog went out of business! Tell me it isn't so!