There is no doubt, high-speed rail is the next great American project like the freeway of the 50's. But it has hit a snag in Florida, a big snag named Rick Scott. The newly elected governor who looks like the love child of Voldemort and Gollum has nixed it.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rejected the federal government's offer of $2.4 billion to build the line — prompting cheers from his tea party base, and harsh criticism from leading Florida Republicans and Democrats alike — squashing a project that has been decades in the making.
Even Republicans don't like it, but the teabagger cult has to satisfied. Scott is probably going to be a one-termer and the project will be built, but justice delayed is justice denied, so the damage has already been done.