Governor-Elect Bob McDonnell will appoint former PWC Chairman Sean Connaughton to be his Secretary of Transportation according to the Washington Post. While TC is predictably cheering about anything involving Connaughton, it’s got some of us scratching our heads seeing as Connaughton just got off a stint as heading up the Maritime Commission under President Bush. So far, no one has announced a project to dig canals along Interstate Highway corridors that would offload commuter traffic to barges, but you’ve got to wonder what’s in store for the Commonwealth with a pick like this.
The only other thing Connaughton is known for in Virginia is growing government in Prince William County. I’m hoping it’s his significant and noteworthy maritime experience that’s recommending him for this post, and not his experience in budgeting in Virginia’s second-largest locality.
UPDATE: TQ has more.
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