Yes, I did change the title to Misc Ramblings........
When the phone rings at Etcetera after hours it is usually "Are you all open?" or a phone survey. Imagine my surprise when the phone rang Monday night. "Etcetera Coffeehouse.....this is Allan Rhodes." Then, "Hi, this is Jason calling for the Huffington Post......"
Really, the Huffington Post? The interview was this afternoon. The subject was Senator Mitch McConnell and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. I thought I would bore you with a bit of the conversation with Jason.
Basically, I shared that as the second most powerful person in the Senate, I was hopeful that McConnell could help the progress to get DOE approval for GE/Hitachi and/or do a full cleanup as in Oak Ridge. I expressed the fear that as McConnell's number one goal was to defeat Mr. Obama this probably did not endear him to the Administration. Also, as our Senator I feel his real mission is to serve his electorate. Isn't there that understanding that I vote for you, though maybe I don't want to, so when something really bad happens you will have my back? Anyway, you get the idea of the thing.
I don't think I was mean-spirited toward our Senator, but there are moments when I wonder, does he have our backs? Or is life on the national stage just really sweet?
It has been an afternoon.