Joe Biden … a fitting honor and loads of irony.
Earlier this week it was reported that VP Joe Biden was going to have the honor bestowed upon him of having the Wilmington, DE Amtrak train station renamed after him. But wait, Joe Biden is being humble and states that he does not deserve the Amtrak station honor. Come on Joe, say it ain’t so, of course you do.
Are you joking, as aptly stated at the Jawa Report, if there is anyone who ever deserved an Amtrak railway station named after them it would be Biden ”just for riding the dag nabbed thing for 36 years” … and commuting 200+ miles a day so he can see his kids.
However, Biden should not only have his name attached to Amtrak train station just for the fact that he is a constant passenger, it should also be so for the more important facts like Amtrak costing tax payers in subsidies. How ironic that this very Amtrak train station received stimulus money and came in $5.3 million over budget. However, that irony was outdone when the Amtrak CEO had to arrive by car to the ribbon cutting ceremony because the train broke down he was taking to attend the event … you just can’t make this stuff up. Update, so sorry, the Amtrak train was delayed and the CEO got off the train and used a car to make the ceremony on time. Further proving the point as to why Amtrack is not a timely means of transportation when even the CEO abaondons t
Naturally this particular station came in $5.3 million over budget. That, however, was a small price to pay to add another piece to the puzzle of cost-effective reliable mass transit, as those in attendance at the ribbon cutting would find out as soon as the Amtrak CEO got there… by car. The train on which he was going to arrive at the ceremony for the Conductor of America’s Train to the Future broke down.