President Joe Biden appointed Pete Buttigieg to be the Secretary of Transportation.
It was a big deal because he was the first openly gay Secretary appointed and confirmed.
(We don’t count Rich Grenell because of some technicality that would give a Republican credit for something like this.)
Secretary Pete then went on a three months of maternity leave in the middle of a supply chain crisis and nobody noticed until Fox News asked some questions.
The supply chain is still fucked, evidenced by continued bare shelves and the skyrocketing prices of everything that requires a computer chip.
Secretary Pete then went stumping for Biden’s infrastructure bill claiming that our bridges and overpasses are racist.
It turns out that he got the “r” word wrong, they are rusty and collapsing.
Then we all find out that the infrastructure money that was going to be spent wasn’t even going to fix the bridge in Pittsburgh that fell down because the money was earmarked for bullshit like bike paths for rich people to go to Whole Foods or for rich people to have more subsidized charging stations for their Teslas.
He can’t fix the supply chain crisis. He can’t fix the bridges. What can he do?
Secretary Pete made the ambitious claim he was going to end traffic fatalities.
Impossible, but why not try.
Pete Buttigieg: "Our goal is zero deaths. A country where one day nobody has to say goodbye to a loved one because of a traffic crash." pic.twitter.com/mmoNfvAvGN
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 27, 2022
How is he going to do that?
He is going to turn America into the world’s most surveilled police state by spending billions to put speed cameras everywhere.
A camera on every street corner to ensure traffic safety.
That won’t ever be turned against us in the most malicious possible way, right?
The government will be far more efficient at levying fines on you for going 10 miles over the speed limit while driving on your pothole degraded road or over your rusted out bridge on you way to the store with half bare shelves.
Because that’s how tyrants are.
They can’t actually fix any of your problems.
Then can put a secret police officer or camera on every corner to intimidate and punish the citizenry.