This item may be a couple days old but it’s breaking news to me; U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he will continue to fill the position for an indefinite period of time during Obama’s second term. LaHood had originally said he wouldn’t serve past Obama’s first term and now he’s being somewhat cagey, not saying how long he’ll be around or why he’s staying; if it was at the president’s request or his own idea.
I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with LaHood for the visibility and transparency he brought to the field of transportation over the past four years so I say good for you Ray! Let’s get some stuff done this term then we’ll let you retire to go fishing or whatever it is you do when you’re not at work. Although I suspect it’s still something transportation-related, such as building model trains or flying remote control airplanes.