Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone. What’s been a relatively quiet month in the policy world is ending with a few huge bangs in the political world. I was very impressed with Senator Obama’s inspiring acceptance speech in Denver last night. It was a tremendous event. I’m also very pleased with Senator McCain’s selection today of Alaska governor Sarah Palin, whom I think of highly, as his running mate.
But I don’t want this blog to become a political battleground. As much as I enjoy writing about aviation policy, it’s not a high-salience issue when I vote. Therefore, I’ll try to keep my choice off the blog. But I do want to focus on the candidates’ aviation policies (or, in McCain’s case, his lack of one). I’ll be surveying their published plans, digging through their voting records (like this parochial rent-seeking by McCain), and watching the campaign trail for comments on aviation and transportation (like this gaffe by Obama).
Look out for aviation-related election blogging over the next two months!