During the seemingly never-ending presidential campaign, Mr. Obama made a visit the town of Pendleton, OR. He was asked a local question and was unable to give an informed answer. That’s ok, he couldn’t possibly know about every little thing, I would definitely cut him some slack. In fact, it’s probably a good thing that he was stumped when asked. You know how when you miss a word in the 4th grade Spelling Bee and consequently you come in second place, you NEVER, EVER again forget how to spell that word? That’s probably how Obama will look at Hanford.
Now that he’s the pres-to-be, they’ve decided he should know all about it. Our senators, Cantwell and Murray, are giving him the scoop.
Murray said she has had “several” conversations with Obama’s transition team about Hanford.
“I look forward to working with the Obama administration to make up for the funding shortfalls of the past eight years, and I am confident they will be responsive to our needs,” Murray said.
Cantwell also has been in touch with the transition team and also is optimistic the new administration will be easier to work with when it comes to Hanford cleanup money.
“The President-elect’s team understands that the current administration is leaving office with far too much cleanup work undone, and we are looking forward to working with the new administration to prioritize Hanford cleanup,” Cantwell said.