Thursday, December 15, 2005

Did Alan Susman Have to Sleep on the Couch Last Night?

Alan SusmanThat's the very interesting question posed by West Virginians for a Republican Majority after yesterday's unanimous vote by the Parkways, Economic Development, and Tourism Authority to raise tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike by more than 60%.

Delegate Sally Susman, D-RaleighThis question would not normally occur had Susman's wife, Delegate Sally Susman, D-Raleigh and candidate for the state Senate, not publicly excoriated the decision almost as soon as it was announced. Alan Susman, a former state senator and current Raleigh County Democratic Chairman, has been on the Turnpike board since his departure from the state Senate in 1978 and wields tremendous influence over his fellow board members.

Sorry, Sally, you're fooling no one.