Well, he's been found. At last. Majoring in the minors:
Warner makes case for Fort Monroe's statusVital? Really? To make the abandoned facility a park?
Hampton -- Fort Monroe's historical significance will help the push for it to attain national park status, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner said on a visit to the post Tuesday.
Warner, D-Va., took a historical tour of Fort Monroe and was told about its past by local historians and academics.
"My hope is we are going to be able to make that case to the National Park Service," he said. The park service "is very interested, but it has a $10 billion maintenance backlog," he said.
Warner said the looming federal cuts didn't help, but it was vital for something to happen.* [link]
On the lengthy list of U.S. priorities, wouldn't making Fort Monroe a national park fall more into the category of "warm and fuzzy" rather than "vital"?
I understand that the dude has no answers for us when it comes to the CREATION OF FREAKING JOBS IN THIS TROUBLED LAND but, this is all Virginia's really popular United States senator has to worry about?
* Note: I'll let a trained linguist parse that sentence: "Warner said the looming federal cuts didn't help, but it was vital for something to happen." Federal cuts that haven't yet taken place didn't help? Is it fair to say, since they haven't occurred, that they didn't hurt either?