Illinois' 18th CD former U.S. Congressman Ray LaHood, Barack Obama's token Republican -- albeit phony Republican -- cabinet member, made nationally-renowned conservative columnist Michelle Malkin's "Big Nannies of the Year" list this week for his caring, big government proposals. Referring to LaHood as an "unstoppable control freak," Malkin writes:
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. He proposed meddling mileage taxes, mused about a system to track drivers’ routes, lobbied for high-speed rail boondoggles and promoted a “livability initiative” to limit suburban growth and force dwellers into public transportation. Then America’s driving czar floated a plan earlier this fall to disable cell phones through some kind of centralized government mechanism. LaHood backed off that creepy crusade, but he is still intent on waging war against drivers who choose to use cell phones, entertainment systems and GPS devices on the road. Just last week, the unstoppable control freak proposed a new rule banning truck and bus drivers from any use of cell phones while driving — including emergency calls on hands-free devices. His anti-car agenda is stuck in overdrive.
Don't you love it when folks beyond Illinois borders figure out and then confirm what we've known for years?