In the wake of denigrating comments directed at voters opposed to plans for a heavy cargo, diesel-powered rail extension — and unanomous opposition to the rail's planned routes from Brevard County Commissioners — Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh is getting all kinds of press.
And it's not the kind you want when you are attempting to hew an 11-mile-long railway through a federally-managed manatee sanctuary and National Wildlife Refuge.
First, there was this above-the-fold feature by The Orlando Sentinel looking at possible environmental impacts as well as the gravity of Walsh's comments — which were backed up by a prepared PowerPoint including his disparaging comments on the screen:
One question remains: How long will Mr. Walsh have a job? Can anybody think of another public employee who openly lambasted voters and taxpayers, calling them "Luddites" and "dogs" — as captured on video — who still has their position?
John Walsh makes disparaging remarks aimed at voters and taxpayers opposed to the CPA's controversial plan for a heavy cargo rail line through the Banana River and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.