Obama to Manny Diaz: Don't Ef This Up
|Courtesy Wikimedia Commons|
|Lookin' at you, Manny.|
"The American people are watching," Obama said ominously to Diaz and a cadre of other mayors in Washington, pounding a baseball bat into his hand as he spoke. (OK, maybe that happened only metaphorically.) "If a federal agency proposes a project that will waste that money, I will not hesitate to call them out on it and put a stop to it. I want everyone here to be on notice that if a local government does the same, I will call them out on it."
Diaz, who is the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, tried to laugh off the warning, according to the Washington Post. "Absolutely. We get called out every day on the local level. We have plenty of constituents who will do that before the president does."
Hear that, Miamians? Mayor Diaz, President Obama, and basically the entire free world are counting on you to give him hell when he wastes your taxpayer dollars on baseball stadiums, underwater tunnels, and robot police officers that will someday surely turn evil.
With the Herald reporting this morning that Miami-Dade mayors are already scouring the stimulus bills for cash like a bunch of schoolkids with their hands in the Halloween bucket, rest assured -- there's going to be plenty to complain about.