There is a meeting today to talk about High Speed Rail in Hall County. You can read about it here and here.

My thoughts are that this would be wonderful. We need something that could stimulate this area and with Hall County being a bedroom community to Atlanta, this would definitely be an asset. It might also have a reverse affect of bringing businesses to our area.

I also think it probably will not happen. This is highly partisan of me, but our governor has created enough ill will with the President and his administration that it could simply bypass Georgia. Maybe this is not true, but just a few days ago, Fresh Loaf had this funny tidbit.

IMHO: We need the rail and Obama could use the votes. Unfortunately, I don’t think Obama will get the credit for it. Our Republican leadership is amazingly capable of taking the credit for putting out the fires that they created.