This morning an email with a link to political/editorial cartoons was waiting in my inbox. As I flipped through the pages, I wasn't sure I was ready for the political angle. Seeing image after image of the bridge collapse has left me keenly aware of the personal cost.
But of course the personal becomes political. Even in MPR's Minnesota Politics group on Gather.com we see discussions like Diana Raabe's update How to Pay for Bridge Repair (the entire release about how Klobuchar, Coleman Clear Path for Emergency Assistance) or Devin Barber's column about infrastructure and politics, LEFT OF THE RIGHT: Minneapolis Bridge Collapses Two Years After Being Rated Structurally Deficient. But Hey, the Republican's Got Their Tax Cuts.
What is, or will be, the political fallout of the bridge collapse? How will this affect these individual's careers:
- Gov. Pawlenty
- Carol Molnau (Molnau, who is Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota also serves as head of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, was on a trade mission to China when the bridge collapsed)
- Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
- Others? [Please identify others you feel might be affected]
What impact will be felt by political parties?
Minnesota Public Radio Interactive Producer