June 05, 2002
Governor Goodhair rocks on

From today's Chron:

With a sly reference to his own need for speed, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday ordered the Texas Department of Transportation to use clean diesel in its Houston-area fleet, a measure that could bolster the case for repealing the end of the unpopular 55 mph environmental speed limit.


Neither Perry nor TNRCC Chairman Robert Huston would speculate on what will happen with the 55 mph speed limit at the commission meeting. Asked flatly whether he supported repealing the limit, Perry became slyly cryptic.

"Being a young man who grew up in the '60s and '70s and '80s, drove on relatively large and open and straight and long highways, I'm a big fan of Sammy Hagar," the governor deadpanned.

For those who didn't grow up in those decades, Perry was referring to a track on Hagar's 1984 album VOA titled I Can't Drive 55.


Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 05, 2002 to The great state of Texas