That phone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m. might well be me calling to find out when the president or somebody is going to fix the potholes that dot American streets and roads by the tens of millions.
Why isn’t this an issue in the presidential race? The problem is much more widespread than I had suspected. Even the City of Honolulu in Hawaii is facing a $70 million tab to fix its potholes. Hawaii? I had always thought that potholes required winter weather to develop. Not so, apparently.
If either John McCain or Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would simply promise voters that something will be done about these street craters, he or she would win in a landslide.
I write this in anger, of course, because my car is in a repair shop this morning and will cost me $400 to fix.