But as a sometimes DC-er who still gets a thrill stepping off Amtrak and seeing the Capitol building, I’m buying.Whoa there, luvie. Amtrak? Hasn’t somebody filled you in on the agenda here—told you that Amtrak is at the head of the target hit list, right up there with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?—Google "Amtrak" and "boondoggle" and you get 6,500 hits (link).
It may be that Lopez forgets herself because her off-duty persona knows that this is one of those programs that Congress is never likely to do anything about, and so conservatives can continue to rail against it, secure in the notion that they’ll be able to continue to enjoy its benefits. But she might want to be careful. McClintock is one “conservative” who also doesn’t get the message, and who once in a while actually tries to do the things the wingers say they want to do. Well, sometimes, but not always (link).